Author Archives: Ron Berezan

July 2012 Work Bee photos 9: Setting Fence Posts

The pathway along the parking area will be lined by a low fence with espalier fruit trees along it. Here’s the process of setting the posts:  

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 8: Steps from Tree Rounds

To make a route from the parking area to the front door of the church through our curly bed layout, we built a set of steps using rounds cut from one of the felled trees.

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 7: the Mystery of the Mulch Pit

In the middle of each mulched planting bed, we dug a pit and filled it with mulch to form a reservoir of moisture. In one of them, as we dug down, we reached a layer of solid sand, quite normal … Continue reading

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 6: Permaculture Pirates Commandeer Grass Clippings

At one point on Wednesday, as we piled organic matter onto the new beds, a truck passed down the street towing a trailer with a riding mower – and a big pile of grass clippings! Some of the team saw… … Continue reading

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 5: The Table

The table, too was built from the felled trees, and set on top of the double stumps of one of them.  

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 4: The Bench

The bench at the top corner of the site was built from slabs and logs from the felled trees.  

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 3: the pond

The pond was created over 2 days: dug on Wednesday, then lined and filled on Saturday. It’s filled almost to the top with gravel for safety.  

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 2: making beds

The main job on Wednesday was to create mulch beds according to the design. This involved: marking out the beds by digging small trenches (throwing the clods into the bed) lining the trenches with newspaper to stop the grass from … Continue reading

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 1: Beginnings and Endings

Given that there were nearly 200 photos taken of the work parties, I’ve sorted them out into several posts on different topics. Here’s how the site looked when we started on Wednesday, and some photos of the materials piled at … Continue reading

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July 2012 Work Parties

We held two work parties on July 18th and 21st, which resulted in a total transformation of the NE triangle section of the church property between the side of the church and the main street it fronts onto. Here are … Continue reading

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