Saturday: Blacksmith Barn Raising
September 7th, 2015 | John Chandler
Community First is building a village for the chronically homeless. They already have gardens, sheep, tiny houses. Soon they will have barn to house their blacksmithing!
This is just one of their innovative approaches to helping people develop life and business skills.
On Saturday, September 12, they’ll host a barn raising!
Here’s how the invite describes the event:
If you’ve ever wanted to see an old-school barn-raising, now is your chance! Join us Saturday, Sept. 12th from 9:00 until we’re done at Community First! Village!
Over the past two months, volunteers with the Workshop program have handcrafted 79 large timbers into components that will all come together to form the Blacksmithing Barn, where residents will be forging products and teaching classes to earn a dignified income and build relationships.
We want YOU to come out and celebrate with us as this milestone of micro-enterprise is permanently raised!
This is a BYO event, so bring a lunch and drinks for yourself or to share (adult beverages are welcome, but no glass bottles please). Shaded seating will be available.
As always during this stage of summer construction, we ask that you please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and bring plenty of water! We also require that each person coming to the event sign our volunteer waiver http://mlf.org/volunteer-release/ before coming onto the property (see “Ticket URL” above to sign online; or if you are unable to do this beforehand, we will have hard copies on site that you can sign before heading to the event). Parking is ON Hog Eye Road, please walk across to the entrance and head to the hospitality table upon entering the village so we are able to check for your waiver and guide you in the right direction!
Hope to see you there!