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  Workshop Official Opening


Sat., Oct. 13, 2012:
  By early spring of this year, it was clear to the gardens volunteer group that our current shed had become too small to house recently acquired equipment.

With a rider mower, gator-type golf cart and more recently a quad, it became evident that a larger structure was needed.

Construction of our new shed and workshop began in early June once an area located at the south end of the Birth Place Forest entrance was approved by the City.




 

After a lot of planning and design revisions, the actual building began with the preparation of a gravel floor base. The framing included provision for two large windows, man door, and a large door opening to accommodate the equipment. Lastly the shingling and siding were done. Then a concrete block floor was laid, shelving units were added and specialized hangers were installed to accommodate the multitude of hoses.

Since the structure serves not only as a place to store the equipment but also as a place where all maintenance and repairs are done, it is now affectionately referred to as the “workshop.”

All this would not have been accomplished were it not for the effort put forth by Ron, John, Ross, Tom and Duncan who worked tirelessly for several weeks to create this very unique structure.  A few other volunteers also had a hand in helping complete this project.

Twenty of our great garden volunteers gathered together on Saturday, October 13 to celebrate the official opening of the “workshop” and to share pizza, an array of baked goods and of course friendship.

 

 

It was a beautiful fall day which provided everyone with the opportunity to not only socialize but also view the new workshop and express appreciation for all the hard work that went into the completion of this project.

 

For more pictures, check out this video.

 

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