I was thinking it would be a good idea to clean out/prepare the cinderblock raised bed first to get the garden started.
Daniel, you have made me a bit stressed about the chainsaw - it would be sad if we remove any trees, because there are so few. It would be neat to put a nesting box or two in them - in an attempt to stop animals nesting in the space walls!
Things I'm planning to bring:
high pressure water cleaner,
Hopefully some bags for green waste
Other people should bring gardening gloves because those latex ones just don't cut it for hard labour!
I like the idea of a firepit, and think we should remove the old bbq (ugly IMHO). I was a bit paranoid that it has a possible asbestos sheet in in - so just be careful! Paving some of the area would be a great idea. There are also second hand pavers on gumtree etc sometimes (if we need more).