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Join this house party/barn dance/potluck to celebrate the first year of Beet Street Gardens (http://beetstreetdc.wordpress.com/) and donate to raise a (small) barn for the garden at Bruce House, a program of Sasha Bruce Youthworks (http://sashabruce.org/). The actual (quite small) barn raising* will be raised by volunteers in the spring, just before the planting season.
The party is Saturday, December 11th at 1412 Parkwood Pl NW. Potluck dinner at 7:00. Contra, two-step, square dancing, fire pit, and good company 'till late. Party will feature feature Scott Prouty on fiddle, Brad Park on banjo, and Brandt Ryder on guitar, and Gabe Popkins calling dances. A fire pit. Craft cocktail bartender David Fritzler will be mixing up historic cocktails. And rumor has it there may be a cake walk or two throughout the evening.
$10 suggested donation. No one turned away. All proceeds go to Beet Street.
There will be a fire pit on the porch, a keg of beer, and a pot of mulled wine. We will have Gabe Popkin calling dances and old timey tunes from local musicians.
All are welcome. RSVP on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php....
*A barn raising is an event during which a community comes together to assemble a barn for one or more of its households, common in 18th- and 19th-century rural North America.
Beet Street Gardens (http://beetstreetdc.wordpress.com/) is a community garden project at HIPS, Pathways to Housing and Sasha Bruce Youthwork. We are working to reduce the barriers of participants at these organizations to nutritious, affordable food and offering all the benefits of getting to know a garden.
Bruce House (http://bit.ly/588lAf) is a 10 room transitional shelter for teens. The house sits on a corner lot on Capitol Hill with about a half acre of potential magical garden space. This coming year we will hopefully expand to double the space for vegetables, as well as a berry patch, fruit trees and cut flowers. We’ll need lots of tools and somewhere to store them!!