Hello again! Thanks to significant volunteer help, we are making a lot of progress on the second intern house! Painting, trim, countertops, and installation of cabinets, stairs, and doors have been our latest projects. We are just about ready to start on the siding, so you may not recognize it if you close your eyes for too long!
In addition to working on the second intern house, we have begun exterior renovations of the Petrino’s building (16th & River). So far we have been able to replace the front windows and begin work on siding, and we are really pleased with the progress! Stop by for a slice of pizza (or a whole pie for the family) at Petrino’s and take a look at what we’ve done so far. Much more to come on this project—we’ve applied for a substantial grant from the CFHZ, so we are hoping that this additional funding will enable us to make more construction dreams come true!
Since our last update we have demolished the old garage and set the block for the new garage behind the second intern house. This second shed will house the tool library, projected to launch this summer. First Reformed Church will be “Keeping it Local” this summer with an intergenerational mission trip in mid-June with us! We are looking forward to working with this great group of people and making some exciting progress on College Ave. If you haven’t filled out the survey about the library yet, please take two minutes here:
Four of the Eighth Day Farm interns, plus Isabel, our summer intern, have moved into the first intern house and are loving the neighborhood! In the coming weeks, there will be a deck on the back porch-we’d love to have you join us!