Woodworking: Garden Beds & Boxes 1S23
Age Group:Teens (17+), Adults
Celebrate Earth Day by building a raised-bed garden-frame!
In this outdoor workshop, you'll learn basic woodworking skills as you build new wooden garden beds at the Leland Street Cooperative Garden. Then, you'll create your own small planter box to bring home.
There will be lots to learn and share about gardening along the way, too!
Learn how to apply your new woodworking skills to future home projects.
*This workshop takes place outdoors, at the Leland Street Cooperative Garden at the end of Leland Street in Forest Hills, Boston.
About the location: The Leland Street Cooperative Garden is a community garden in the truest sense of the term. Dedicated to creating a neighborhood gathering place, the garden is free from individually owned plots and fences, locks and keys. Everything in the garden is open for all to use
Please prepare for the outdoor setting accordingly (layered clothing, work-gloves, and bag-lunch recommended).
Annie Meyer is a studio woodworker, designer, and craftsperson. Annie graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Industrial Design in 2013 and from Cranbrook Academy of Art with an MFA in 3D Design in 2021. They have shown work in galleries and museums including Wasserman Projects (Detroit, MI), the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA), and the Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI). Annie has taught courses and workshops at various locations including Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA), The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts (Jamaica Plain, MA), and The Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA).
Annie’s practice is a proposal for nonbinary objecthood. They interrogate how human bodies are oriented and physically altered through interactions with the built world. How the objects we shape, in turn, shape us. How we are, by extension, arranged by the designers of these objects. Annie’s work offers expanded ways of thinking about body, gender, and self. Post-normativity and fluidity are encouraged through objects that hold multiple orientations. Both solitary ways of being, and new ways of holding one another, are reimagined.
Materials to bring to class:
Materials, including lumber, nails, and glue, included in tuition. Please dress in clothing you are comfortable getting dirty.