Archive for August, 2014

Grandview Housing Co-op Playground Build – Volunteers Needed

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Admin

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Grandview Co-Op Playground Plan BeforeBefore

Grandview Housing Co-op Playground Build Saturday Sept 13 2014 and Sunday Sept 14 2014 / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join Projects in Place and the Grandview Housing Co-op in rebuilding their playground. The old playground was no longer safe to play on and has been demolished a few weeks ago and the courtyard is now ready for a new, modern, safe playground to take shape.

Build activities will include:

· Constructing concrete stepping stones;

· Constructing bench seating;

· Constructing a deck;

· Constructing a living fence;

· Constructing a water play station;

· Painting;

· Planting; (more…)

Apiary Update

Posted on: August 21st, 2014 by Admin

Since 2012, Projects in Place has been keeping apiaries in an effort to strengthen bee populations, advance urban food security, and in turn foster a sense of connection between agriculture, food production and our daily lives. We also jar and sell a modest amount of honey to help with our fundraising.

On a hot Wednesday afternoon in July, we checked up on two of our hives. Beekeeper Garrett and his partner Emily have been keeping a watchful eye over the health and productivity of the hives which they check on weekly during the summer and less frequently in the winter months.

Here’s a tiny glimpse into the wonderful world of bees.

Bees

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Our two backyard hives have been loving the shade during July’s hot weather. The residents of the home have also been watering the grass at the foot of the hives at night to provide additional relief and hydration. Morning sun is needed, however, to regulate the bees’ waking cycle.

Interested in getting involved with beekeeping through PIPS?  Contact us if you’re interested in letting us keep bees in your backyard or if you’d like to volunteer. Send us an email at info@projectsinplace.org or sign up to stay informed of future projects here.