3pm-5pm Sept. 1st; Energy Plus Permaculture House, 527 North Negley; Backyard Workshop Space; hosted by TransitionPGH
I got Mike Baer, who recently taught a lecture on Garden Construction Projects through Pittsburgh Garden Experiment, to lead a workshop on the subject, in which he'll demonstrate the construction of a raised bed and then a trellis for us with materials myself and TransitionPGH will provide.
We'll have a little extra wood & a few tools & screws around for anyone who wants to try it out, too, and Mike will be there to give suggestions & offer some help, though to guarantee you have a trellis and/or raised bed at the end of the day, it'd be best to bring your own wood, screws, and tools.
We'll have some dinner prepared at the end of the day, too, probably made from some collards from the garden (they've been popping up without any help from us!) And anyone who brings any other food is certainly encouraged. We'll have dishes and silverware.
More details to come later--notifications in the comments.
OPTIONAL Things to prepare: hammers and hand-saws; screws/nails of indeterminate length and size;
Wood to bring: For each raised bed; (2) 1in x 12in x 8ft, pine #2 grade, (1) 2 in x 2in x 8ft.
For the bean trellis; (2) 1in x 3in x 8ft firring strips, (2) 1in x 2in x 8ft firring strips and either string or pre-made netting (with gaps at 6-8 inches at a side).
You also may want a car in order to transport said raised beds & trellises: count on having 8ft of space in your car in which to wedge it. But if you need to leave it at the EPPC house and pick it up another day, you can.
Dinner food also!
Naturally Transition believes big changes in the world are coming, and that to face them, we'll need more local food production, and more growing knowledge generally amongst the population: part of that is constructing things for gardens and farms, having basic carpentry skills. So come learn some, prepare for the future, learn from people who know how to do this kind of thing.