Boy Scouts plant sensory garden at OC Braille Institue

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Two brothers are planting a garden of fragrant herbs at the Braille Institute of America's Orange County Center as part of an Eagle Scout project. (KABC)

A sensory garden is being planted at the Braille Institute of America's Orange County Center as part of a project developed by two brothers who want to achieve the highest rank as an Eagle Scout.

Jesse and Matthew Sun, both 15 years old, are planting fragrant herbs such as rosemary with the help of their Boy Scout troop that will be used in the kitchen at the center.

"We have cooking classes for people to relearn how to cook in the kitchen again. [They can] relearn those skills to be safe," said Gloria Coulston, executive director of the OC center.

Jesse and Matthew Sun raised about $1,400 to pay for the plants and materials to create a space for about 500 people with no or low vision who visit the center each week.

"I can't imagine being without my sight, without the colors of this world, without any of this," Matthew Sun said.

The brothers also learned what it is like to be visually impaired while volunteering at the center, which runs on donations.

"I learned to be more appreciative of what I have and what I can do with all these skills that I have and what I'm born with," Matthew Sun said.


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