That was easy.
Some brief thoughts, impressions and stories shared with me from the garden build -
“I practiced with a mattock for two months before showing up and it really payed off. I didn’t have time to work on my raking and I think that was evident. Maybe next time.” – Bob Smith
“So, wait, are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable?” – Sally Jones
“I finally learned which end of the shovel to hold! Who knew?” – Bob Jones
“It was awesome. I didn’t want to go home. I felt like Peter on the mountain top – you know, the three tents and all. But that just didn’t seem reasonable so we all had a pizza buffet and called it a night.” – Sally Smith
Thanks for sharing, Bob, Sally, Bob and Sally!
(OK. No one had any anecdotes, so I made that stuff up. It seemed necessary at the time.)
The garden build date is set and Saturday, February 25th is it!
There will be two shifts of garden building and members of the Genesis Garden team will be on hand to lead and work along side both shifts:
Shift 1 – from 9am to 12pm; requiring 12 volunteers. This is the “labor” shift. If you want to wield a mattock, haul soil and generally work up a sweat, this is for you. Bring gloves, work clothes and a strong back. Down to 2 spots left!
Shift 2 – from 12:30pm to 3pm; requiring 20 volunteers. This is the finishing shift. Planting seeds, putting up signs, tidying up and whatnot. You still need gloves and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (even light gardening is notoriously dirty work), but the suffering will be less than shift one. No openings left, all full!
The garden is located on the property of City School - 1702 Woodland Avenue
Austin, TX 78741-2534
There is a beautiful shade tree near by and everyone can bring a picnic lunch if they desire. There is also a playground with swings and all that jazz on site, so bring all the children you want.
We don’t want people to set aside their Saturday to volunteer and show up to an overcrowded garden, so please RSVP to reserve your spot on the shift of your choice. You can RSVP by making a comment on this site or email me at email@example.com.
I will keep track of volunteers and keep this page updated with available spots, get ‘em while they’re hot!