Last Sunday, nearly 30 people met for a Crow Forest Farm meet and greet where we learned how to make lacto-fermented ginger beer and created our own potting soil. Yesterday, a crew of 7 dedicated people gathered in the midst if chilly wintery mix to construct our “Shed Talks: barn stage from recycled materials.
Kelley Junco was our manager, leading the charge. Chris Piatt developed the stage plan, and acted as lead architect for the project. Parakh Hoon acted as a DJ, documentarian, and Jack of all trades. Mike Heitzman double checked our math and built an awesome cold frame. Maureen McGonagle reconstructed our fire pit, and Tim Naylor sawed wood with his man-strength. I cooked wild mustard green soup and reminded people frequently that it was time for a hot toddy break 🙂
Our hope is to welcome musicians onto our barn stage for a relaxing soirée after Rock the Blocks. In the long-run, we plan to host teach-ins and “Shed Talks,” on a variety of topics. My gratitude goes out to all of the generous people who are supporting our vision of creating a participatory permaculture space in Blacksburg. Come out next Sunday to help us construct a chicken tractor!