Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SponCon's Coming...

This Saturday (September 20) is our favorite event of the year- Spontaneous Construction! This is Home ReSource's annual festival of creative reinvention. It is a celebration of reuse and a building competition where teams have 7 hours to build anything they want from stuff found at Home ReSource. I love it! Seven hours of designing and building fun. It is a great event for competitors and spectators alike, including lots of fun activities for kids.

As usual, our garden coaching business (Butterfly Properties) is a proud sponsor of the event and we will also have a team.  Though this year our team is smaller - just me and Marilyn. Our friend, expert welder and craftsman , and loyal team member is taking a well deserved elk hunting vacation. So, Marilyn and I will have to pick up his responsibilities the best we can. 
It is always helpful to divide up jobs for this sort of project, so here is the division of labor this year:
  • David: designer, welder, woodworker
  • Marilyn: chief information officer, custodial maintenance engineer, and paint application specialist.
Each year we build something for the garden. Who knows what we will make this year, but here are a few projects from the last three years:

2011- a mobile garden cloche (my favorite of our projects)
2012- a garden bistro table and chairs, made from garden tools (and the full Butterfly Properties team of Barry, me, and Marilyn)
2013- an outdoor garden shower


1 comment:

  1. I once again will just have to wish I could go and live vicariously through your posts. I cannot WAIT to see what you and Marilyn come up with this year!