Building relationships, building structures, and building a budget.

Saturday was the Design-Build Studios first attempt at raising funds for our project. This 288 square foot pavilion will be constructed on a $5,000 budget. We will make use of a lot of reclaimed and recycled materials, but if you read the last post, you must understand that the thing must stand. Therefore, we will need to purchase a good bit of lumber and shiny new hardware to ensure that the structure will be able to support an impromptu outbreak of rhythmic African dancing!

So, the Pizza and Plants fundraiser was a blast! Safi whipped up a large batch of pizza dough and had a number of delicious ingredients that topped PERFECT, delicious, cob oven pizzas! Oh man, were they delectable! Safi had a plethora of her plants for sale as well. The oh so generous Safi and DeWayne helped us raise $227 in a mere 4 hours despite a vicious summer storm. Luckily, the storm blew over and we were able to discuss some of our design ideas with those who attended.

All in all, the day was a good time. The rain cooled things down. The food was delicious. The people and conversation were great. And, now at least we can buy a few bag of concrete to get our footers going!