All Hands on Deck! Community gardening bee Saturday

Thursday, April 29, 2010

From the newsletter of Fitchburg Fields:

Please join us this weekend for a community gardening bee!

Just like the Amish community will raise a barn in a day or two, so too can we create a 4000 sq. ft. garden and raspberry patch in a weekend, if you come out in large numbers. Last year 23 people volunteered: this year, with twice as much land, we need 50 volunteers.

You don't need to know anything: just be able to use a shovel or rake, or write on stakes, or pitch hay, and we'll provide the guidance.

 Sat., May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m.: Creating garden beds
 Sat., May 1, from 1 to 3 p.m.: Creating a raspberry patch
 Sun., May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Planting early crops like potatoes, onions, peas and lettuce.

Please sign up here for as many hours as you like on these workdays. There is no charge. Children are welcome, but you must care for them.

Please bring a shovel or garden rake (well marked) if you have one, and your own water, food, and sun protection.

Whether you are en experienced gardener, a novice who wants to learn, a friend of the hungry, or someone looking to meet friendly, dedicated people, you'll be glad you came!