Donations still needed for community garden

Imagine Concrete task force members Marla Reed and Jason Miller have begun the next construction phase in the Angele Cupples Community Garden: building 18 more raised beds that will be available for rent beginning April 1, 2011.

The beds will occupy the northwest quarter of the garden, which is located at the intersection of Main Street and Superior Ave. North in Concrete.

Three sizes will be offered, based on responses to a survey developed and administered by task force members Jim and Lou Hillman earlier this year: 4×8, 4×10, and 4×12. All beds will be approximately 1 foot deep.

Hardware for constructing the beds will be sold to the town at a reduced price by Cascade Supply in Concrete. The beds will use salvaged cedar from Ed Rogge at Northwest Cedar Salvage.

At press time, donations for two beds had been promised or received. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to donate toward the purchase of a bed or beds. Sizes and prices are:

4×8    $48 (seven beds needed)
4×10    $56 (four beds needed)
4×12    $64 (nine beds needed)

All individuals and businesses who donate time or money to the garden during any phase will have their name added to a large sign that will be placed inside the garden sometime during 2011.

A shed and water lines are planned for the garden during spring 2011. Donations for their construction and installation also are welcome.

Anyone wishing to donate is asked to contact Jason Miller at 360.853.8213 or, or Marla Reed at or 360.391.2589.

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