Author Archives: Ron Berezan
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:
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.
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
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
The table, too was built from the felled trees, and set on top of the double stumps of one of them.
The bench at the top corner of the site was built from slabs and logs from the felled trees.
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.
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
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