Saturday! FenceFest 2014

Hope you can make it to the 3300 block of 6th Avenue tomorrow (Saturday 5/3) for some big fun!

It’s all going down at Collard City Growers (on the same block as the Sanctuary, halfway between Freedom Square and Troy Bike Rescue).

Three years in, and it’s time to build a fence!  But we need your help…

Fence-Raising (Work) Party at Collard City Growers.
This SATURDAY, MAY 3
Starting at 9am, likely ’til the sun or we drop(s)

Big upgrades are happening at Collard City Growers: a new lot with a carriage house, fruit trees, and oh-so-much-more!   The time has come to build a fence to be able to grow and make more consistent our programming, secure the added infrastructure, and welcome more neighbors who wish to grow food but are concerned about produce security.

We’ll be digging holes for the locust wood posts.  (8ft. posts that we’ll bury 3ft. deep) …and if we accomplish securing the posts, we’ll hang/staple the horse fencing.  There will also be some garden-bed adjusting and moving part of the existing path towards the new gate.  A backhoe began the excavation and hole-digging a few days ago!  

WE NEED YOU!   (Even if you are limited in your capacity for labor, we can use the company, good cheer, and some less strenuous tasks.)

WE ALSO NEED:

Gloves (for picking up and moving concrete and brick chunks)
Heavy-duty wheelbarrows
6 ft. pry bars
Heavy metal tools that compress soil around the fence posts
1×4 sticks to mark the depth (3ft) of the holes
Post hole diggers
Long, skinny shovels

WE’LL FEED YOU GOOD FOOD ALL DAY!

If you have tools to lend, but cannot stay, please stop by!  (We’ll label your tools, if necessary, with tape and markers)

Please SPREAD THE WORD and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!  

And THANK YOU MUCHO in advance!  

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