• Saturday, 2/4/12: Food is Free Pilot Project Workday 2 + Wicking Bed Workshop and Potluck!

    Posted on February 1, 2012 by in Uncategorized

    Jonathan hanging the "Food is Free" sign, painted by volunteers from the last workday.

    In just four short weeks, we will be transforming a full block in Austin from a food desert to a food forest, growing food and community and empowering and informing you how to do the same on your block!

    Join us this saturday, February 4th, 2012 as we pilot the Food is Free neighborhood model on Joe Sayers Ave!

    This week, we will:

    • Start building the 40 raised garden bed frames out off wooden pallets to line this whole block with front yard food. We will also paint them and beautify them!
    • Finish off the community workshop by building some workbenches and shelves for all the donated tools!
    • Lead a workshop on how to construct a wicking bed garden from start to finish. These are self watering gardens that are extremely efficient and easy to maintain.
    • Have other art supplies and painting projects for kids to work on Food is Free signs for our plots.

    Why a Wicking Garden Bed?

    • Saves more than 50% of water compared to a conventional garden bed
    • It stays clear of weeds, root systems, invasive neighbors
    • The wicking effect causes continual automatic watering
    • Suitable for small patio space for those who live in apartment or townhome
    • Only water once every 2 weeks or less
    • Can be maintained by a low pressure water system, grey water drainage

    Please, join us and be part of something beautiful.

    Potluck to follow, so feel free to bring a dish if you can stick around кондиционеры сплит системы панасоник в минске afterwards 

    We’re also accepting donations of the following materials:

    • router
    • sawzall
    • hand saws
    • work gloves
    • eye protection
    • soil or compost
    • 5 gallon buckets
    • PVC
    • lumber and scrap wood
    • nails/screws
    • bamboo
    • seeds
    • pond liner
    • greenhouse plastic
    • 6mm roll of plastic
    • crushed glass or pea gravel

    For those of you who will be joining our workday this week, here’s a list of things you might want to bring:

    • water bottle (there will be a water cooler on site)
    • sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen etc)
    • work clothes (that you won’t mind getting dirty)
    • a dish for the potluck (optional)

    Also, as a reminder: please leave your pets at home, but children are more than welcome!

    See you Saturday!

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