Friday, May 6, 2011

And Now, A Few Words From Our Captain

Have you met Chris yet?
He's the go-to guy for the garden at King Street, our Garden Coordinator.
This went out tonight to all the volunteers. It was too awesome not to share.

Hello Everyone,

After a full day at the King St. Park overseeing the delivery of the compost/loam, and spray painting the aisles we're more than ready for tomorrow to be here.  We'd like to send a big thank you to Archie Acevedo for handling the pre-cutting of all of our wood for build day.  We're going to be in great shape thanks to his efforts.  Another big thank you to the YMCA for their financial support through the Mass in Motion grant to pay for build day.  I'd also like to extend a big thank you to Whole Foods for providing a plethora of snacks for us tomorrow. Last but not least, a giant thank you to all of you for volunteering your time. 

By all accounts mother nature has decided to blow in some unpleasant weather for us with scattered showers on the docket for tomorrow.  We will have three large tents on hand to help us shelter through showers, but be sure to bring some wet weather gear.  At this point we are planning with moving forward with build day and trying to work around the weather.  If it gets really nasty we will call it and move the remaining work to our rain day May 14th.  In the event we do call it we will send out an e-mail to alert all of the afternoon crowd.

To re-iterate there will not be any power on site, so if you have a cordless drill please bring it along with your shovels, rakes, forks, and wheelbarrows.  We will have a bobcat to assist in moving dirt to the beds, but we will be doing some work by hand so get ready to get dirty!  We will be using 3/8th Hex Bits to drive the Timberlok screws.  We will have 11 of these bits on site, so we will not need anyone to bring additional bits.

I hope you all have a great night sleep, and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 9am or in the afternoon from 1-4pm.


Chris Clay,  The Franklin Community Garden Committee, and Friends of Franklin Community Gardens, Inc.

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