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Aaron Evan-Browning has been working hard through September and October to complete the wattle fence that he started in July. The fence itself and three of the four gates are complete and look great! The largest gate at the main entrance near the hops is left to complete, with some trimming and detail work to finish and sure things up for the season. We hope to remove the metal fence once the wattle fence gates are more pest-proof. The woven structure of the fence makes the garden look more authentic to the Renaissance and is visually pleasing. The wattle fence is an important step towards increased authenticity of the garden, which we strive for. Each time I’m in the garden people stop by and tell me how much they enjoy the new fence. It is a style not so common, or easy to find these days. The UMass Renaissance center certainly has a special historic gem to share with its wattle fence. Completing a wattle fence this size, by yourself and in just four months is certainly an accomplishment. Thank you for doing such a good job Aaron and we look forward to the final touches as you finish up this amazing fence.

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Gate #1

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