For the next six weeks teams of garden bees will be buzzing around our community garden space working to prepare the space for a June opening of the Parkrose Heights Community Garden. The following is a lineup of dates/times/tasks for all you who feel a little more spiritual with some dirt under your fingernails. We would love to have you join in.
May 2, Saturday – 9 a.m. to Noon: Finish setting fence posts. We’ve dug the post holes. They’re waiting and ready for concrete and posts. We need people to help mix concrete , a couple of teams of post-setters and many helpers/runners. If we finish setting posts early we’ll start installing the rail hangers (metal hangers that attach the wood railings from post to post).
May 9 & 16, Saturday – 9 a.m. to Noon: Sod days. Removing sod is a big job. We’re still in the decision-making process about how we’ll do it. Renting a sod cutter, rolling it, hauling it to a recycling center is one option. We’re exploring several other options as well.
May 23, Saturday – 9 a.m. to Noon: Fence rail installation and irrigation system trenches dug. The irrigation system will be installed professionally after trenches are completed.
May 30 and/or June 6, Saturday – 9 a.m. to Noon: Raised beds constructed, grounds prepared, sign installed, shed delivered. Seeds ready for planting. Sunshine and 80 degrees – right?
Of course all this will change because some things will take longer and some things won’t. 9 a.m. is the start time each Saturday. Work til noon if you can. If teams want to stay for a little longer, we’ll have lunch for you. If you can just come by for moral support, we want that, too.
If construction is not your thing we also have a couple of teams working on Garden Management (how we organize ourselves and operations of the garden), and Promotion/Publicity. Contact me if you’re interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many hands makes light work.