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Placemaking at the Food Bank Garden Workparty

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Placemaking at the Food Bank Garden Workparty

Time: May 14, 2011 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Core Kinetics Studio yard
Street: Railroad and Maple
City/Town: Bellingham
Phone: 3603989750
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Paul Kearsley
Latest Activity: May 13, 2011

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Event Description

The Day-

Three different aspects of Urban Improvement will frame the event.  Workshops throughout the day will outline these concepts and invite participants to contribute to the project.  Involvement will range from painting in shapes to placing stones or planting plants.  When folks leave the site they will feel a sense of participating in a community-based project which has improved their city.

 

“Urban Art Workshop”-

2-3 different murals as well as two sheds will be painted onsite.  A pre-drawn “Paint by Number” mural will let people contribute to a good looking final picture.  A “Fill in the Blank” design will give space inside of a larger image for people to contribute their own creations.

Interface

Tarp/Canvas laid on ground.  Plywood sheets laid out with prior sketches and painting ideas drawn up already.   Participants can either fill in blank or contribute their own design to the fill in the blank.

Timeline

9am-1pm   2-3 people

1pm-4pm   2-3 people

“Growing Urban Biodiversity”-

Two large beds will be planted with perennial shrubs, small trees and other plants.  Particpants will be able to plant plants into the constructed beds or help with mulching in the garden space.

Interface

Plants will be placed in a well-prepped site.  Mulch/compost/topsoil will be added to the planting beds.  Participants will plant plants into the beds and spread mulch around completed plantings.

Timeline

 9am-1pm   2-3 people

 1pm-4pm   2-3 people

 

“Crash Course in Rubble Construction”-

A 50-foot wall will be built along the planter beds.  Community members will place stones and the final wall will stay in place for the extent of this project.  A local mason will also outline the history of stonework and the basics of rubble construction.

 Interface

Volunteers will be placing stones and building beds along the southern wall of the garden site.  Participants will be taught a bit about setting stones and then able to set a few in the course of the wall.

Timeline

9am-1pm   2-3 people

1pm-4pm   2-3 people

“Outreach Coordinators”

These volunteers will be cruising through the farmers market inviting market attendees to come see the sites (Food Bank Garden, BUGS site).  They will also have contact info and sign up sheets for interested community members.

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Comment by Matthew Christy on May 13, 2011 at 6:51am
Sounds really neat!  I'd like to help with "Growing Urban Biodiversity."  I can attend from 9-1 or 1-4pm, whichever better fits the need.
Comment by Kate Clark on May 12, 2011 at 10:15am
Would love to be able to read the poster...is there a link to a larger version?
Comment by Kyler Boyes on May 11, 2011 at 6:58pm
I will be an Outreach Volunteer during the Morning 9am-1pm shift, and if there is opportunity I would like to help in the Urban Art Workshop, 1pm-4pm?
Comment by Maggi Kriger on May 11, 2011 at 10:07am
Sounds great.  I will help with rubble construction 9am-1pm
Comment by Jean Kroll on May 11, 2011 at 8:54am
What a fun project!  I'll do Urban Art from 1:00 to 4:00.
Comment by Heather K on May 10, 2011 at 1:10pm

Crash Course in Rubble Construction- I can volunteer for the 2nd shift 1pm-4pm .  Who is our local mason leading this?

quote: "A 50-foot wall will be built along the planter beds.  Community members will place stones and the final wall will stay in place for the extent of this project.  A local mason will also outline the history of stonework and the basics of rubble construction.

 Interface- Volunteers will be placing stones and building beds along the southern wall of the garden site.  Participants will be taught a bit about setting stones and then able to set a few in the course of the wall.

Timeline- 9am-1pm   2-3 people and  1pm-4pm   2-3 people"

Comment by Janaki Kilgore on May 9, 2011 at 10:48pm

I would like to volunteer on the rubble construction project from 1-4pm.

Thanks,  Janaki

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