February 11, 2012 was an important day for Mother Nature's Backyard. On Friday, supplies of lumber and a load of fill dirt were delivered.
Early Saturday, work continues on the pervious pathway. Our garden will demonstrate 5 different ways to make pathways that allow rainwater the infiltrate the soil.
|Kelley and Joaquin (master mason) lay sandstone path|
Roof beams were placed thanks to an ingenious small crane - the donation of crane time and manpower made this work go suprisingly quickly.
While the roof was framed, the rest of us did some serious earth-moving and landscape work.
Preparing the pathways was serious work - our soils are not the easiest to work with. Thank heavens the weather was pleasantly cool.
|CSU Dominguez Hills students David Budde and Alan|
Schwindt working hard on the pathways
|Friends of Madrona Marsh Board President Bill Arrowsmith|
did some heavy pick and shovel work
At the end of the day, our hard work paid off. Mother Nature's Garden is beginning to look like a real garden, thanks to the help of many dedicated volunteers!