Community Garden fence-building blitz

Community garden fence-building blitz slated for June 25–27
posted 6.5.10

A three-day push to build the perimeter fence around the newly named Angele Cupples Community Garden will be held the weekend of June 25–27. Anyone who wants to help create Concrete’s first community garden is welcome to attend.

On Fri., June 25, Dan Pfluger of Alpine Lakes Construction in Concrete will auger the roughly 88 fencepost holes needed to enclose the site. Concrete Lions Club members and local Boy Scouts already have signed on to help set the posts.

On Sat., June 26, stringers will be installed between the posts. On Sun., June 27, pickets will be installed. Fencing materials will be provided by Cascade Supply of Concrete and funded by a $4,000 grant through School’s Out Washington, which was acquired through Upper Valley Awareness Task Force.

The garden was a popular idea generated during the Imagine Concrete visioning in April 2009. It was named “Angele Cupples Community Garden” in late May of this year. A formal dedication ceremony is being planned, with a tentative date of July 22, to coincide with Youth Activity Day in Concrete.

Also in May, the garden’s first corner of fencing was installed, along with two raised beds, which served as an educational event site for local First Bloom youth on May 22 (see story, p. 21).

Anyone who has fence-building tools and can spend any amount of time during the three-day blitz is invited to show up. For more information, contact Jason Miller at or 360.853.8213.

At a glance: Fence-building blitz

Community garden fence building
When: Fri.–Sun., June 25–27
9 a.m. start Fri.
8 a.m. start Sat. and Sun.
Where: Angele Cupples Community Garden, N. Superior Ave. and Main St., Concrete
Info: 360.853.8213 or
Bring: Fri.: Fencepost-setting tools
Sat.: Tools for installing stringers
Sun.: Tools for installing pickets

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