What: Support the vitality of the East Side and volunteer to be part of our hoop house raising! This spring we are proud to be installing the first ever hoop house at Urban Roots. The plastic-covered high tunnel, much like a greenhouse, will extend our growing season significantly in both the spring and the fall, allowing us to grow even more delicious food for our community. Come be a part of of Urban Roots history!
Where: Rivoli Bluffs, our newest, largest, and most scenic garden, located on the corner of E Minnehaha Ave. and N. Rivoli St. behind a new housing development. You can get there by taking Payne Ave. North from E. 7th St. and then taking a left (or heading West) on Minnehaha. The plot is located where Minnehaha dead-ends. Park on the street here and look for the Urban Roots van. We will meet there, gather tools, and then walk down to the plot together.
What to Bring: Dress for the weather. Layers are best, as you often start out cold and then get hot while working. Be ready to get dirty! Most importantly, wear shoes you don't mind getting muddy. Bring a water bottle. We will provide gloves and do have some basic raincoats if the weather calls for it.
*Be sure to check our website for last minute weather updates- the high tunnel can only be completed if it's not too windy!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
For more information, visit: High Tunnel Raising Day