Once a quarter Mr. Pierce plans a weekend “Family Fun Day.” This past weekend the event was held in the garden, for a workday and BBQ. Simply amazing what many hands can accomplish!
Rangers at Heise Park dumped off a load of woodchips (seen in the background) which were loaded into wheelbarrows…
…and spread around the entire garden by kids and adults all afternoon.
We removed an old raised bed, with rotting wood and gopher-punctured lining:
We built a brand-new, gopher-lined box: (Redwood and 1/2 inch hardware cloth)
Moving it into place took a small team:
Putting the dirt back in, plus buckets of compost we harvested earlier:
Finished with peas planted and mulched (the prickly pinecones are supposed to deter creatures):
Turning bins and sifting finished compost:
Whole lot of weeding goin’ on:
Marisa leading a heroic effort with the kids to remove rocks from a future planting area:
A new family to Julian joined us for the day, and we all got to know each other a little bit more:
Finishing up with a BBQ:
And very last: spontaneous music at the end of the day, just as we were losing light!