Our humble garden shed earned its own page on our website, thanks the vast number of people who made it happen! The shed skeleton was sighted outside the Mundelein High School Shop Classroom in the winter of 2014, thanks to a tip-off by a student’s parent. The shop teacher needed the sheds gone, and we needed a shed, so a partnership was formed. After we made a $100 trip to Habitat for Humanity for a door and a window, the students got to work framing the window and adding a roof.
Meanwhile, a corporate volunteer team from CAPCO spent an afternoon building a solid, level base for the shed and a week later, the Fremont Parks crew helped move the shed into its current home.
The door frame was built from scratch by Earl Brown, a Mundelein resident with a heart of gold and a wood-working extraordinaire. Earl and his wife, Jeanne, painted and mounted the chalkboard.
Fremont attached the reclaimed barn wood siding and metal roofing.
Troop 338 Boy scouts painted the walls.
Jason Atleson mounted the guttering for the rain barrel.
And with a couple new upcoming additions to the shed, our list isn’t complete yet! Clearly, many hands worked together on this shed, and we are so grateful for every contribution!