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Pizza will be served! Location: Edmonds Christian Church, 23010 84th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98020.
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Our February 21st Work Party was a success, due mostly to the hard work of our volunteers who contributed their efforts. Four members of SPOA joined six members of Edmonds Christian Church and we now have three garden plots ready for planting, and we have ground broken for about 4 more plots, as well as frames constructed for 2 more plots. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by the ECC Women’s Fellowship. One plot has already been claimed, and we are pleased to be making this step towards increasing local food production.
Our next work party opportunity will be on March 14th at 9:30 AM until about 3:00 PM. Lunch will again be provided.
If traveling by public transit, the church is served by Community Transit Route 118 which originates at the Aurora Village Transit Center. Metro Transit serves Aurora Village with Routes 331, 346, and 358.
Following are some photos from our work party on February 21st:
Join us March 5th for our regular monthly meeting.
Edmund has been researching small-scale communications technology and will be doing a presentation about what he has found, with some possible show & tell time.
Todd will also share some food storage systems he has been working with and has offered to organize a bulk purchase for people who are interested. This seems especially timely given the major problems we may have with food this next year.
Edmonds Christian Church will be establishing a new Community Garden on their land in Edmonds. This project’s goals are to help build local community and to provide locally grown organic produce for local residents.
To support this effort, SPOA members are invited to a work party on February 21st from 9:30 AM until about 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. The address is:
23010 84th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026.
Tasks to be completed include:
- Removal of sod
- Construction of raised beds
- Construction of signage and fencing
Please direct any questions to Roy Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I look forward to seeing you there!