Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For the love of....!

Matt and Annie assess the digging site
Hello Dear Readers,
Today Annie, Matt and I dug a 3ft x 3ft x 3ft hole. It wasn't impossible, we had the right tools, and the ground wasn't horribly hard. Did we enjoy it? No. Do we love our neighborhood? Yes!!!

In addition to creating, building up and managing Pennsylvania Garden over the last few years, we have also been working with the city to put in a brand new street park along Pennsylvania Avenue before it hits 17th.
The pit: fill with water!
The hole was part of that - the city namely PUC (yeah, I name names) has been moving the goal-posts on this project for over two years now. Digging this hole in itself isn't hard, but having the grant requirements change constantly is maddening and makes it hard to push on. Luckily Andrea from DPW has been helping us, and was there today to measure the infiltration rate of the water.

Andrea measures the water height
We love the neighborhood and want to make it an even more enjoyable, livable and beautiful place as best we know how. I know that you all feel more or less the same about the neighborhood, and if we ask for help in the future, digging holes or whatever the project will be, we know there is a community willing to pitch in.

1 comment:

  1. Can I just say that my expression in that first photo says it all. We have really been slogging away trying to get this project done and it's been... speshul. Anyone who wants to help us is MORE than welcome to join in!


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