Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed are very pleased to be involved in the construction of the new polytunnel at Mill o’ Forest School. The build team is being led by Duncan Cursiter with Davie Ross providing construction support and advice. The guys in the picture, as well as Duncan & Davie are Jim Mackenzie, Mike McInally and David Lomax. Bill Allan, Shed Chairman is away getting the tea and coffee. Other members of the shed will assist as and when their particular skills are required.
One of the primary aims is to make the polytunnel as self-sufficient and environmentally sustainable as possible by the capture and recycling of rainwater. As a result of the environmental approach the Shed team are also incorporating the re-use/recycling the pallets on which the original materials were delivered into polytunnel furniture.
The shell of the polytunnel is now in place and the team are now in the process of burying the storage tanks as seen in the photographs, above.
Inside the polytunnel Davie & Duncan are repurposing the delivery pallets into shelves on which various planting activities will be carried out. The green tanks, inside, will be the feeder tanks for the polytunnel.
As the work proceeds we will keep you informed of the progress.