Volunteer Day

Our diligent volunteers!

So yesterday was a day when some very great helpers came willing paint pots and storage. Unfortunately we got rained out and the storage was too wet to paint and we were unable to spray many pots since the fumes would’ve been too intense inside the warehouse. But the rain did help us wash the … Continue reading

Rain, rain…

Go AWAY! We’re at a little bit of a stand still on construction since there’s a downpour outside so I thought I’d take this time to give a little brief update. It’s been a while since we’ve posted because we’ve been hard at work trying to get the wall finished before our final academic review … Continue reading

Dig…Mix…Level…Shovel…REPEAT

So we are now into our second week of on site construction! We have made pretty good progress so far, if I do say so myself! We have the footers set for half the wall and so hopefully tomorrow we will have half of the frames up as well. My job so far has been … Continue reading

Down to the Nitty Gritty

Today has been a real challenge. Yesterday we were out at the site from 9am-4pm. We got a lot accomplished but it seems like lately a lot is never enough. We had architect2architect last night from 6pm-9pm as well, which was actually a really great meeting but it made for a long day. Today we got … Continue reading

Second Day of Construction

Last Friday we began construction on the site with some help from the Elliotborough Community Gardeners, the Charleston Parks Conservancy and volunteers from Starbucks.  We started the day with digging the holes for the foundations with a hand-held auger, but unfortunately, many of the holes had to get dug out by hand as we hit … Continue reading

Construction Day

The day has finally come to begin construction.  We have constructed a good number of our vertical members, compost bins, and had the trees removed, the next step was to take it all to the site.  Friday was our first day on site.  We got the front holes dug for the foundations, which was a … Continue reading

Let’s Store Stuff

So we have begun construction, but we are still working out the details on one of the more complicated parts of the wall: the Storage. There is a total of 8 “lockers,” each with varying sizes to accomodate varying sizes of gardening tools: shovels, buckets, wheelbarrows, gardenhose, etc. It has been a time consuming processs … Continue reading