Now is the time to build the fences that were laid out for the community gardens in the city park at Summit Avenue and Ninth Street.
Neighborhood volunteers interested in gardening are asked to assemble in the northeast corner of the “tot lot” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 and work until 3 p.m. setting the fence posts into holes dug by city Parks Department workers on Friday. The next day, Sunday, Sept. 11, work will resume, if needed, at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. inserting the horizontal rails into the posts.
Participants are urged to wear work clothes as well as gloves and bring hand tools such as hammers, saws and shovels. Scrap lumber for bracing the posts will also be needed.
Future work days will be called to build the raised beds for the individual plots.
Planting is expected to be in the spring.