becoming builders

Now that we’re just waitin’ for the plants to grow, we’ve had the time to begin transforming ourselves into event planners (see the last post), carpenters, and even chefs (we’ll be serving up some sun-dried tomato treats at the Wolfville market on Saturday..!)  Alas, I wish I could say that we truly excelled at all those things. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that we’ve been trying our hands at some simple carpentry projects, as we try to fill some of the (gaping) wholes in this whole garden operation, and have been putting together some plans for workshops for the coming weeks.  We hope that before the end of the summer we’ll have some new benches, picnic tables, and maybe, just maybe, even a shed!

This being said, we have a growing need for building supplies.  In other words, we could likely find a use for many of the things you have lying around… maybe you’re actually looking for something to do with them!  So, here’s a small list of things we could use; if you have any of it lying around, please let us know what you’d like to donate. We can likely pick it up at your place.

– scrap lumber (wood of all sizes…except really small)

-old carpentry tools or supplies (twine, nails, hand saws, hinges, etc)

-old pieces of hose

-used tarps

-broken bricks or concrete blocks


….and anything that seems like a usable material

We’re spending the next few days (at least) putting together our first of several benches constructed of cob. (See here if you’re unfamiliar) – if you’re interested in learning about this alternative, sustainable building method, we could sure use a few extra pairs of hands. Wear something you can get dirty and stop by, Monday through Friday 8:30-3.


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