[Sust-mar] Deanery - Root Cellar Work party - This weekend!
velveteyeball at gmail.com
Fri May 18 16:56:18 EDT 2012
> Hi Everyone,
> The Deanery is looking for people to help out with their root cellar
> building work party. The original dates were Friday & Saturday; however,
> they are thinking of moving the dates to Friday & Sunday.
> Info is below. If you'd prefer to come on Sunday instead of Saturday,
> please mention that in your email to Greg.
> Kick it Root Down: Work Party @ The Deanery Project
> When: May 18th-19th (Friday-Saturday). 10 am-5 pm.
> Where: The Deanery Project
> 37 Deanery Road, Lower West Ship Harbour (Eastern Shore)
> What to bring: lunch/food for potluck supper(s), good work clothes and
> songs, as we¹ll be rolling down each night with a jam session/potluck
> supper. If you¹d like to stay over night, please bring sleeping
> bag/pillow/mat etc.
> Why: After receiving a Community Root Cellar Grant through the Ecology
> Action Centre, the Deanery Project building team has unearthed many natural
> designs for our basement Root Cellar space. The Plan is to construct wattle
> and daub walls, insulated with locally sourced wool. Most of the materials
> (i.e. sand, clay, small dimensional round wood) will be harvested in the
> immediate area in and about the Deanery grounds.
> -From Dartmouth take Main Street/Highway 107 out of Dartmouth (direction
> Eastern Shore).
> -Follow the #107 for about 25 minutes.
> -At the ³T² intersection turn right into Musquodoboit Harbour follow the
> old #7 highway east for about another 20 minutes, passing through Lake
> Charlotte the next community is Ship Harbour.
> -Just past Family Fries restaurant on the right, turn right down the Lower
> Ship Harbour Rd. Follow for 5 km. (past the Church) is Deanery Rd. on your
> We're going to form 3 groups on Friday (our prep day),
> * One of which will be harvesting materials like willow branches and clay
> for the Wattle and Daub walls surrounding our root cellar.
> * Another group will be weaving said branches together, as well as mixing
> the 'daub' together.
> * The third group will be actually constructing the walls/vaulted ceiling,
> plus stuffing wool in said walls/ceiling for insulation.
> These are only rough categories, and i'm sure much overlap will occur with
> the folks we're expecting to come over (mostly EAC foodies). We will have
> some natural builders guiding each group on their paths to success!
> Hopefully we'll see y'all next weekend!
> -Gregory Hughes (Deanery Board member)
> RSVP to Gregory: thenumskull at hotmail.com
> Marla MacLeod
> Food Connections Project Coordinator
> Food Action Committee
> Ecology Action Centre
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