Mark your calendars, July 18, 2009, we will be posting more details here soon but that’s the next big day of major tree planting. 8:00 Am to 1:00 PM, get your pickaxes and shovels ready. Also Two other great Workdays before the big event: This …
The morning of Saturday June 27th was a great day for the smaller group of volunteers following up from the big tree-shrub-groundcover planting last Saturday. It was time to stake the trees that were tipping and create an earthier zone over the gravelly sandy rubble by adding layers of mulch to hold water and keep the ground from overheating. Kids, youth and adults all scooped and spread the mountains of mulch around the whole planting zone with wagons, pitchforks and a pickup-turned-wheelbarrow. Cool little rock borders were set out to contain the mulch zones and watering hoses and an irrigation system was adjusted as well. Meanwhile on the Parkway front a crew reorganized the equipment shed, hauling out ‘old stuff’ to organize and create space for storing many of the tools needed to keep the Green Garden zone at its growing best. We’ll rest from our labors on July 4th, and be back at it on Saturday July 11th, with more tree planting to follow the week after!
First off, thank you to everyone that came out! We couldn’t have done it without you. Despite the fact that it was record breakingly hot all day long, I think it’s safe to say that everyone had fun, and it was a great all-around experience. …
On Saturday about 10 of us gathered to really kick off the new summer permaculture project. With mission statement agreed upon by consensus and project yawning before us, Wayne gave some very positive updates on the paperwork part of the permaculture. Broward Beautiful was enthusiastic about the drawings and gave us a sign to put up out front and 3 extra weeks to get the project done. The City of Deerfield though initially problematic decided that the project was not a “fruit orchard” and gave it the green light as offering up some review by the city’s landscape architect.
Things then shifted outside with Miguel, and everyone gathered pickaxes and wooden spikes and split into to crews. We headed to the Northwest corner of the property (Sector 1) and stuck in the stakes with the initials of the trees on them that will be planted. In addition, Pastor Jim scoped out the slabs of asphalt and will consult a friend to see if he is interested in helping move those with a bobcat before trees are planted.
Also, Miguel found a gigantic industrial container for us to convert to a rainwater collection container! Next meeting is Monday evening and next Saturday should be a workday with digging.