A setback

Most of you have heard by now that the donated greenhouse we were expecting has fallen through (not a good thing to happen to a greenhouse!). We’re back to looking. Our original plan was for a greenhouse that was 30’ wide by 40’ long, doors on both ends, and either fans for cooling or (preferably) a ridge vent the length of the greenhouse. The city has made it clear that it must pass the structural requirements of a “normal” building, which basically means a snow load of 25 pounds per square foot, and wind velocities of 70 mph. That turns out to eliminate a lot of potential greenhouses. If you’ve got ideas on this topic, send them to DemoGardenNews@gmail.com, and thanks!

A reminder that our first “class” offered at the Annex will be on Building Raised Beds, offered Saturday, March 10th from 10am until noon. The current weather report (I know, a long way off) is for 57 degrees and cloudy, and about the same for the day before and after. Hoping… If you’d like to come, send a note to DemoGardenNews@gmail.com - its open to the public.

The Annex desperately needs a few dry days so we can continue to work on the paths. We’re hoping to get more paths graveled before the Raised Bed Class on the 10th. Having Thursday’s will help. Come and play with us!