"Our next cleanup workdate is Sunday, May 18th from 10am to 3pm. As usual, wear heavier shoes, gloves, long sleeves & pants, and be ready for a good workout. We've already cleared a large space in the front, and are working our way back to the fully cleared courtyards.
"Michael will also have an open house during that time period - if you haven't had the chance to see the site, please do stop by!
"I also have some brainstorming for my fellow green thumbs - Since we can't dig down, we need to build up! So, lets hear your ideas for creative wall/hanging gardens, raised beds, etc. I have old windows to use as the lids for coldframes, so we can have veggies growing even in the cold months. And here's another idea - a labyrinth made out of raised planters, with herbs, veggies and flowers growing in them. So, there's a few possibilities to get you started, can't wait to hear what you all come up with!
"We have another call for volunteers - the gate to the courtyards, needs repairing, and we've seen a lot of postings for free fencing materials. But what we don't have? Someone with a truck or other means to get them! If you have a vehicle and/or are willing to help out with transporting things to the Phactory, please let us know.
"And thank you again to everyone for their time and contributions, you people rock!"
-Raffaella, chief instigator and resident green thumb