Garden Build Days June 6,7 & 8, 2014


Thanks for your involvement, the build was a huge success!

June 6, 7 and 8 is the Garden Build weekend! Much has already been done and is being done. However, we can’t do this without you and there are many ways that you can be involved from here on to make this garden go.

How to sign up

We need everyone to please fill out and bring a volunteer consent form with them to the event.

We’re using VolunteerSpot  to organize the build.
Please sign up for Parkdale Community Garden Build – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

We need you! And look forward to hearing from you.

Options to volunteer

IMG_6830We have a construction lead team who will be meeting bi-weekly from now on. If you’d like to assume a role on that team please let us know. We’ll need expertise from carpenters, electricians, plumbers and landscapers.

We will need many kinds of material and equipment for the site preparation stage as well as for the build of the constructed elements such as raised beds, shed, mulch/compost bays and the herb circle. We will need materials, equipment and expertise for the installation of the pathways.

During construction we will need at least a hundred ‘wheelbarrow and shovel’ workers. We will need folks who can precut lumber for the raised beds and then assemble them onsite during the build. We’ll need teams to build the shed and the mulch bays. We’ll need a team to build the herb garden.

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Proposed plan for the Parkdale Community Garden and Gathering Space.

We will need a food team who can source, prepare and serve meals to a legion of workers on all 3 days of the build. We have a large BBQ and access to the kitchen for ongoing prep and refrigeration.

We will need a team of babysitters who can free up parents to work onsite.

We need music to keep our energy flying throughout the weekend.

We’ll be planning a celebration event and dedication for the garden and will need all kinds of help arranging that.

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