Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April 4 Workbee -- Water for Otters

The calendar says it is spring... so it must be spring, right? And that means summer is on the way... and that means it's time to get irrigation for the Commons summer gardens organized.

On Saturday, April 4, beginning at 10:00 a.m., we will be joining together in a workbee to install irrigation throughout the Otter Allotments -- the gardens in the south part of the Commons. We will be glueing PVC pipes with elbows and T-fittings, and placing them in shallow hand-dug ditches. (We'll be digging the ditches, too.) Standpipes with taps will complete the installation within the garden. We'll begin work at 10, and the bee will officially end at 2.

In between, we'll enjoy the garden-to-be and each others' company, talk about garden plans and get that irrigation happening. We'll stop for soup, too, sometime around noon. Come for all or part of the time -- you'll be welcome and there will be plenty to do.

There will be a sign in the parking lot on North Road directing you to the work area. (I'll be there to give you directions, too, if you arrive between 9:45 and 10:15 or so.) The south part of the Commons is likely to be wet -- gumboots are recommended!