By SUSAN ERICSON
By far the strangest thing to sprout at the Fair Haven Community Garden this season is a plot-spanning, Rube Goldbergesque contraption that resembles a spider.
It’s an irrigation system built by Jim and Chris Raevis, a father-and-son team. Why?
“It is an effective way to conserve water” as they grow loofa gourds and white pumpkins, said the elder. “Oh – and a rice paddy.”