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Greenwood Park volunteers hosting a birdhouse building workshop

February 7th, 2011 · Comments

Vision Greenwood Park, a volunteer group that is working with the city and community to improve the park, is hosting its winter fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Participants can listen to an urban bird talk and build a birdhouse to display either at the park or in their own yard.

Starting at 2 p.m., Mike Stringer, Chair of VGP, will update neighbors on the status of park improvements. Then, Sandra Woods will give a shot talk about urban birds, their habitat and the value of birds in our backyards and parks.

The birdhouse workshop starts at 3 p.m. VGP will supply basic building materials, but you can bring your own creative ideas and found objects to personalize your birdhouse. VGP organizers say this is a family-friendly project that includes hammering, drilling, gluing and painting.

The suggested donation is $25 per person to build one birdhouse, or $40 for a family to build two birdhouses.

Please RSVP to visiongreenwood@gmail.com to reserve a birdhouse.

Attendees are invited to hang their birdhouses in the soon-to-be constructed Greenwood Park Community Garden in the currently empty lot along Fremont Avenue. In the Fall of 2010 volunteers cleared the lot preparing it for development of 30-40 raised garden beds.

This Spring VGP will hold several volunteer work parties as well as hire contractors to build the new Greenwood Community Garden. Thanks to a matching grant from the City, the project is underway with construction documents being drawn up by local landscape architect Site Workshop. Birdhouses will decorate the Community Garden upon its completion this summer.

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Comments

  1. J.J. Autobahn says:

    Are these energy efficient green bird houses?

  2. Shiny says:

    No, they’re designed for birds of ALL colors.

  3. sezdog says:

    I think it sounds fun!

  4. Stupid Hippie says:

    @1 why do you mock us?

  5. Hungry, Hungry Hippie says:

    Agreed, nobody should mock stupid hippies. I’m gonna build my birdhouse with a trap door to catch birds for food. (Talk about a local and sustainable resource!)

  6. Birdie Birdhouse says:

    Lovely! This is a great idea.