Building Raised Garden Planters and a Picnic Table (10 volunteers)

Project Timeframe2019 – Spring or summer
Project DifficultyModerate
Physical Demand LevelMedium (bending, light lifting and using shovel to fill boxes with soil, bringing tools and supplies up to the roof)
Number of Volunteers Required for a Half-Day Event10

Why this volunteer project?

Tenants in this community are keen to start gardening and growing vegetables that can be harvested and used as a food source! This is a project that you will be able to leave seeing the difference that you made in the community’s outdoor space. Volunteers will be building 2 raised planter boxes, lining them and filling with soil and fertilizing, and building 1 picnic table. This project will take place on the roof of the building, so volunteers will help to bring all of the tools and supplies up to the roof as well. The raised garden boxes will be ready for the community to plant their gardens when we leave at the end of the day!

 

What′s involved?

  • Carrying the wood
  • Working in team to build the boxes (instructions and on site support provided)
  • Use of hammers and drills is required
  • Filling planter boxes with soil/ fertilizer
  • All tools will be provided including safety gear
  • Some flexibility in tasks is available to meet the needs of those who require less strenuous tasks

Project Funding

Cost: $$$

This project is not funding dependent, however monetary contributions from the group to donate towards the community projects are always appreciated.

Project Location

This community is located on Lebreton Street South. Street parking is available but limited. Bussing or carpooling is encouraged.

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