Halfway to a hoop house

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Clearing plant debris from the future site of the Farm's new hoop house (11/6/11)

Under bright blue skies this past Sunday, more than 30 volunteers from the neighborhood, Johns Hopkins University, and Beth Am Synagogue came to help prepare the Farm for its new hoop house. While the old hoop house was located at the back of the Farm, the new location will be above the recently completed retaining wall along Brookfield Ave.  Before the actual hoop house beams are installed (come help us this coming Sunday 11/13 starting at 9am!), volunteers needed to move compost bins, clear plant debris, and measure the distance in between posts on the new hoop house site.

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JHU students moving the compost material into the new bin locations (11/6/11)

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Measuring the post distances for the new hoop house site (11/6/11)

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Breaking up weeds for composting material (11/6/11)

While we waited for an additional compost material delivery, volunteers helped get new and old planting beds ready for the upcoming season:

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Drilling holes for the raised planter boxes in front of the Farm entrance (11/6/11)

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Driving nails with the sledgehammer (11/6/11)

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Re-seeding the garlic plots (11/6/11)

And some younger volunteers helped plant bulbs in the new planting bed along Brookfield Ave.:

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