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Gardens, Nutrition, and Health for People with Disabilities

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 04, 2023, 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


Disability Awareness Month at Rutgers


Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health

61 Dudley Road New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Join us for lectures and a panel discussion on gardening, nutrition, and disabilities which will include our partners in academia, the community, and individuals with disabilities who have perfected gardening through innovation and determination. After the panel, come visit the Rutgers University Access Garden Pilot.

4:00–5:15 pm: Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Room 101 at 61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick

Short presentations by Richard Alomar, Anette Freytag, Yan Han, and Rose Greenblatt


  • Richard Alomar (Rutgers, Landscape Architecture)
  • Javier Robles, Rutgers (Rutgers, Kinesiology and Health)
  • Laura Latorre (Rutgers, University Ethics and Compliance)
  • Craig Kennedy (New Mobility)
  • Rose Greenblatt (Occupational Therapist)
  • N.N. (Living Centers Rutgers)
  • Discussion is animated by Anette Freytag (Rutgers, Landscape Architecture and AIR Collaborative)

5:30–6:30 pm: Visit the Rutgers Universal Access Garden Pilot at 178 Jones Avenue, New Brunswick (behind the Community Farmer's Market)

  • Welcome by Meredith Taylor (Rutgers, Human Ecology) and Jackie Thaw (Rutgers Art & Design and AIR Collaborative)

Hot cider and cookies will be served. Learn more about this event or view the event flyer.

Accessibility Services:

  • Accessible entrance
  • Accessible seating
  • Microphones used to amplify sound
  • Powerpoint provided in advance

If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the access provided, please call Gail McKenzie at 848-932-9311 or email gail.mckenzie@rutgers.edu in advance of your participation.