Fall Planting in the Permaculture Garden

Are you dividing up your perennials and don’t know what to do with all those extra plants? Well here’s a great idea!! The following plants are wanted for Townsite Anglican Church Community Permaculture Garden:

Perennials:

Daylilies, lupins, anise hyssop, garden hyssop, artichokes, sorrel, bloody dock, betony, Karl Forester Reed Grass, perennial flax, any perennial herbs.

Ground covers:

Creeping thymes, wild strawberry, domestic strawberry, hens and chicks, stone crops, Roman Chamomile, creeping mints.

Seed:

Broad bean/fava bean, winter pea, vetch, crimson clover.

Shrubs:

Autumn olive, goji berry, sea buckthorn (thornless variety)

We will be happy to receive any plant contributions from Saturday Sept 29 to Wednesday, October 8. Please drop off at the church (on Sycamore in Townsite) and leave by the garden in a shady spot, or at the home of Ron Berezan 6370 Oak Street (604 223-4800).

Thanks for supporting this community project!

 

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Peace Pole Dedication at the Permaculture Garden

On Saturday Aug 11, we dedicated a Peace Pole in the permaculture garden at the Anglican Church. Here are a few pictures of the event. You can read more about it on the Diocese of New Westminster site

Karen making the peace pole ron rin and karen with peace poleron rin and julia talk about the course socialising around the new table socialising

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Permaculture Garden Video

Here’s a short Shaw TV piece about the permaculture project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0RMmjYPi3A

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 11: People

Some shots of people doing what they do best…

people - Wed - one of the smaller workers people - Wed - another young worker people - Wed - Karen has trouble with her wheelbarrow people - Wed - Julian swings the pickaxe people - Wed - afternoon breaktime people - Wed - rin carrying pickaxe people - Wed - rin swinging pickaxe people - Wed - sharpening tools bench - Wed - bench complete - Rob and Dad sitting on it people - Sat - Adela dumps a load of compost

 

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July 2012 Work Bee photos 10: Planting the beds

On Saturday, we planted trees, shrubs and perennials (mainly edibles) in the new beds. Stepping stones were also laid where the curly spiral paths almost met each other.

planting - Sat - planting the last few things planting - Sat - Kelli digging a planting hole planting - Sat - making labels for newly planted stuff planting - Sat - many plants ready to go in planting - Sat - planting crew hard at work planting - Sat - planting everywhere planting - Sat - planting in the mulch beds planting - Sat - planting instructions

 

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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:

posts - Sat - some posts still leaning posts - Sat - all posts set except one posts - Sat - digging fence post holes posts - Sat - drunken posts posts - Sat - is this post straight posts - Sat - placing the string for the posts posts - Sat - posts get set one by one posts - Sat - posts in their holes leaning drunkenly posts - Sat - Ron measures for a post posts - Sat - setting a post

 

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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.

tree round steps - Sat - tree round steps complete - spreading mulch rouind them tree round steps - Sat - tree-round steps reach the top tree round steps - Sat - cleaning tree round steps tree round steps - Sat - gravel round the tree round steps tree round steps - Sat - little helper with tree round steps tree round steps - Sat - making tree-round steps tree round steps - Sat - tree round steps 2 tree round steps - Sat - tree round steps and gravel

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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 for this area… and then came upon charcoal. “Biochar!” exclaimed the permaculturists, as they examined their find…

mulchpit - Wed - digging mulch pit in teh centre of a bed mulchpit - Wed - discovering charcoal in the mulch pit mulchpit - Wed - investigating mulch pit charcoal mulchpit - Wed - adding mulch to mulch pit

 

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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… ran after the truck… overtook it at the next stop sign… and convinced the driver to come back and give us his grass clippings!

grassclippingpirates - Wed - clippings on cardboard grassclippingpirates - Wed - kidnapped grass cutter gives up his clippings grassclippingpirates - Wed - the pirated clippings in use

 

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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.

table - Sat - table complete table - Sat - table continues table - Sat - working on the table table - Sat - planting and table takes shape table - Sat - stumps become a table

 

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