On Saturday, June 4th, a Skills Mob will be held as part of an annual clean-up at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm.
In the summer of 2011 the Wedgwood Community Council helped facilitate the creation of a unique, public-private partnership for a usable public event space at the Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE. The Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm added enhancements such as movable benches, without impairing Hunter’s use of the site for their annual Christmas Tree sales.
As part of our stewardship of the site, every Spring a clean-up is organized. This year the Sustainable NE Seattle group which coordinates event scheduling at the Gathering Place, will make the clean-up day a teaching opportunity to share skills for the betterment of our community. At the clean-up on June 4th, the Skills Mob day will begin with a quick class on basic carpentry to prepare everyone for the work of repairing the benches at the site.
Clean-up will be held from 10 to 2 and will include clearing some of the overgrowth and repainting the decorative elements such as the poles. Everyone is invited to come out to get to know others, learn skills and contribute to building community in Wedgwood.
UPDATE: Not all of the painting could be finished on Saturday, June 4th, so two more work days have been scheduled: Tuesday evening, June 7th at 7 PM and Saturday, June 11th at 10 AM.