DIY Garden Gate

Interns (from left) Natasha Pietila, Soon Kai Poh, Elizabeth Musoke, and Jaci Collins with their latest creation.
On Better Farm's long list of to-do's is a small item to build a gate for our main gardens. For the last year that "gate" has consisted of four-foot chicken wire we peel back and forth to gain entry to the rows of food. No longer!

The interns consulted with builder-in-residence Mark Huyser to come up with a simple, clean, and lightweight gate that would keep critters out and not put too much strain on the 4x4 garden posts holding the gate up. The crew utilized scrap batten boards and leftover chicken wire, along with some screws and staples. All that was left to do was build the thing. No problem:

Carpenter-in-residence Mark Huyser at far left.
Nice work, everybody! Thanks as always to Better Farm's wonderful interns and the amazing work they do.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.