PACG: Port Alice Community Garden

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The fencing work begins …

enthusiastic helpers work on the fence post installation

The numbering signage goes on the raised beds …

THE FENCING PARTS ARRIVE …

The Team flexes those muscles … about 20 people helped out this week including seniors, families and friends …thanks to everyone for a job well done … IMG_4471and the final touch … levelling the beds IMG_4480DOUBLE WORK PARTIES this WEEK and all the beds are filled with soil !!!

MOVING ROCKS IS A HUGE JOB! … the toughest troops helped

 THATS ONE PILE DONE! 7 more to go !!!IMG_4426

FILLING THE RAISED BEDS with SOIL

CARDBOARD LAYERING to increase mulching and worm happiness and knock down any weeds and grass …

WHEELBARROW WORKOUTS planned for this Wednesday 10 am and this Saturday 10 am … bring your shovels and help get the soil in  the flowerbeds

GETTING THE DIRT … Mike Balkie arrived on Sunday with the first load

WORK WEEKEND #4 … step 3 … putting up the CAUTION tape … thanks Caleb M. for volunteering to help!!!

WORK WEEKEND #4 … step 2 … digging holes for the fence posts … go Aaron N. go!!! … 57 holes in 5 hours

WORK WEEKEND #4 ….. step 1… marking the fencepost locations for digging … thanks for picking up the fluorescent spray paint Darrell B.

WORK WEEKEND lll … winter white … well it is February !!!

TWO WORK STATIONS …and the RAISED BED TIERS KEEP going up

…and the beds are nearly finished  … 3 tiers each … 18″ – 24″ in height red and yellow Cedar

WORK WEEKEND ll … the help arrivesIMG_4204

and brings refreshments !!!IMG_4185the work proceeds …

building tier 2 for 30 (+1) beds

seating the first tiers of raised beds on garden level 11 and garden level 111

checking to make sure the beds are still level

the spectator and guard  and supervisor roles are well covered …IMG_4201 (1)the first tier of 30 (+1) beds created on beautiful Sunday morning …

checking the compass to see which way is north …IMG_4111a beautiful day to begin work on 30 + 1 raised beds …IMG_4106Allen M. & Bruce I. deliver load to the PACG site …

Allen M. & Bruce I. discuss the next load of sawmill wood being prepared …

the first two prototype “senior friendly raised” beds are assembled …

the first load of cedar for the beds  …IMG_4044from early drawings to more involved design ideas …

measuring and marking the Port Alice Community Garden …IMG_3804

thanks to our seniors – Orange Jacket Jan Zenman, Blue Jacket Drew Frank, Red Jacket Mart Metanczuk for going out to start the project on the ground…

Project Day One MARCH 20 2017  …

PACG – Port Alice Community Garden kicks off with a Garden Party on March 20 2017IMG_2575Seniors in attendance included Sydney Frank whose leadership and gardening experience were shared with interested community members as she led us through an introductory agenda

afterward refreshments and a meet and greet were enjoyed by all … Rose Klein-Beekman baked the wonderful and artistic cake, Sidney admiring the cake, Former Mayor Gail Neely begins the cutting process … not a crumb was left …