Hands-In-The-Dirt Spirituality

It’s time to get your hands dirty.

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. bill@parkroseumc.org

Many hands makes light work.

Peace, Bill

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