We will be making a late start (about 11 am) and do only have a couple hours of work planned. But I you want to come over and help or discuss membership then you are welcome stop on by.
Hello neighbors, as you may have noticed, we were having our work days quite regularly on Saturdays as we are continuing to build our garden ahead of the official opening, scheduled for early March.
This Saturday we will be working at the garden from 9 am probably until 1 pm or so. If you want to come and help out or just stop by and say hello, we will be happy to see you.
We plan on installing the welded wire fencing and staple it to the posts we had previously installed. We will be also painting and installing the wooden 2×4 top and bottom rails or (horizontal members, if you prefer).
Based on available hands, we can start on some other projects as well.
We had a very long work-day last Saturday, Dec 1 from 9 am till about 5:30 pm but this was the first, and probably last, one this long. We put in all the 30 fence posts (dug 2 foot holes and cemented them in). That was our goal for today and was the single biggest effort we have on the construction schedule.
People came from a couple of hours up to almost the entire time and either help was very useful.
Weather permitting, we’ll be out there for the next several Saturdays to complete the jobs, probably starting at 10 am and lasting till about 3 pm. Again though, there is no reason for volunteers to be there the entire time. Email email@example.com to confirm work days/hours.
In terms of work to be done next: stain the posts, attached welded wire fencing between the posts, apply horizontal lumber members between the posts, spread the soil and compost that has been delivered, fix up the shed flooring and paint it (we got the shed for free), construct a compost area made out of pallets (one can find them for free on Craigslist), install a big 12′ foot front metal gate, install a small 5′ back gate, and then probably a few other things we have not detailed out.
We got updated boundary points from the City this week and permission to proceed with them and so dug the 4 corner locations and put in the posts there. Will plan to irrigate the soil and put in the fence as weather permits.
Noon – 3 pm
Learn about the new community garden. Find out how to get involved.
Stop by to meet your neighbors, kids activities and enjoy refreshments.
Our garden has received a Neighborhood Grant from Austin Parks Foundation (APF)
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) Community Garden Program approves our community garden permit with approval from PARD Planning, PARD Maintenance, and PARD Forestry.
The PARD permit approval is arguably single the biggest step since it is the both the landowner and City’s approval and parameters/guidelines to move forward.