Friday, June 3, 2016

Deck Demolition

As you might have noticed, our plant sale landed on the coldest May 14-15 in recorded Chicago weather history. We still had a lot of fun, and we sold over half of our 1300 plants (the rest were distributed among our gardeners and planted in our public parkway boxes, so no plants were discarded). We made a little over $1000, which means we will have enough money to build a replacement meeting area!

8 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 40 degrees F… brr!

Why do we need to replace our deck? Because the wood has rotted, broken, and become a haven for rats. We will create a new meeting space, but first we need to demolish and remove the old deck. The demolition date will be 9am-1pm Saturday, June 11, 2016.

We have volunteers from GreenCorps Chicago coming to help out (many thanks to Neighborspace!), and removal support from Ald. Joe Moore's office.

We need as many helping hands as possible to get this project done in one day, so if you can spare an hour or two, please come pitch in!

Bring work gloves if you have them (we have some loaner pairs, too). Please wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. We could also use crowbars, hammers, and other implements of destruction. This is probably NOT a good day to bring small children to the garden, but teens and other family/friends are welcome.

Many thanks for your continued support, and see you in the garden!

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