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GARDENING CLASSES

Upcoming Classes
 
Growing Melons

When: Saturday, June 12 •  9:00-10:00

What You Get: A few melon seeds, samples from the garden, and a one-page handout. (Download the pdf.)

 

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The Center Square

What: Paved walkways, low courtyard walls, lighting, and landscaping

Why: Connect all 3 buildings, provide easy and safe walkways, construct defined "square" for relaxing/gathering

Started: 2019

Target Date: September 2019

Budget: $80,000

Project Leaders: Florian and Cliff

Funds Needed: $44,000

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Entry & Parking Lot Landscaping

What: Landscaping for entry on 219 and designated areas within the parking lot

Why: Provide attractive, clear entryway to venues and park area at Montwell

Start Date: Mid June 2019

Target: August 2019

Budget: $20,000

Project Leaders: TBD

Funds Needed: $12,500

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Free gardening classes are facilitated by Tommye Rafes whose mission is helping people to grow their own food... to feed their souls, as well as their friends and family.  Driven by her Let's Grow Together philosophy, Tommye makes learning fun and easy.
 
Unless it's 
storming outside, you can join her at the Demonstration Garden (by the Clingman Center) most Saturdays.  Wear comfy clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. She'll provide the gloves, tools, and knowledge to spend a fun and productive hour in the garden!  
Everyone Loves a Good Bean!

When: Saturday, June 19 •  9:00-10:00

What You Get: A few bean seeds, a one-page handout.  (Download pdf)

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Demonstration Garden

What: Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

Why: Teach people about growing, preparing, gleaning, composting plants

Target: July 2019

Budget: $4,000 ($1,000 funded by Greenbrier County Health Alliance)

Project Leaders: Tommy Lou Rafes

Funds Needed: $3,000

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Play Area

What: Play area between Hill & Holler and Clingman Center

Why: Provide safe, fun area for kids to play while parents relax at our venues

Start: November 2019

Target: January 2020

Budget: $25,000

Project Leaders: TBD

Funds Needed: $25,000

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Past Classes
James Withrow Building

What: New structure to house local market and café  

Why: Provide space for entrepreneur committed to locally-sourced foods

Started: 2016 (right before the flood)

Completed: May 2019

Investment: $380,000

Project Leaders: Florian and Cliff

Thanks to: Don and Marit Withrow, the Woodwards, Attar family, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Lowes, Neathawk Lumber, Greenbrier Technology, Valley Heating and Air, and Jerry Janiga

Parking Lot Improvements

What: Defined parking areas, traffic flow, and lighting

Why: Improve visitor access, safety, and drainage issues

Started: 2013

Target Date: May 2019

Investment: $140,000

Project Leader: Cliff Baker

Thanks to: Baker family, RBS, AEP, Terradon, WV DOH

Emergency Generator

What: Emergency power source
When: February 2018
Why: Provide power to support the commercial kitchen, as well as volunteers, agency staff, and disaster victims 
Investment: $30,000
Project Leader: Cliff Baker
Thanks to: Greenbrier Technologies and a generous anonymous donor

Walking Trail

What: 1110 feet of walking trails
When: July 2017
Why: Create a beautiful, safe space for residents and visitors to stroll or powerwalk
Investment: $4,000
Project Leader: Cliff Baker
Thanks to: the Boy Scouts, Mullican Lumber, RBS, and  Neathawk

House Relocation & Land Purchase

What: Remove little white house and purchase the land
When: July 2017
Why: Open space between the Clingman Center, the Park and Lafayette Street
Investment: $76,000 (Move: $50K and $26K for land)
Project Leader: Florian Schleiff
Thanks to: Martin Construction, the Blakesleys, and several anonymous donors

Underground Drainage of Site

What: Installation of drainage equipment
When: May 2016

Why: Provide proper drainage so grounds are safe, not muddy, and stable
Investment: $86,000
Project Leader: Cliff Baker
Thanks to: ALL Construction, RBS

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Construction of Barn Building

What: New open-concept, multi-use space using old barn materials
When: January 2015

Why: Provide structure to attract enterprise supporting the vision and community
Investment: $300,000
Project Leader: Florian Schleiff
Thanks to: Barnwood Builders, Lynch Construction, ALL Construction, Neathawk Lumber, Brandon Johnson, Attar family, Jerry Janiga

View video of Barnwood Builders' episode featuring this construction. >

Acquisition of Renovated Ft. Savannah

What: Purchase of renovated log building 
When: 2013

Why: Provide attractive, safe venue for family-oriented eatery
Project Leader: Joe Lovett
Thanks to: Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Peyton family, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Ed Roach

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