We had a fantastic time at the Central Library this past weekend. Lots of little people laughs, cuddling of chickens, and a great opportunity for folks to come together to learn about food literacy in a very hands on way. Thank you Seattle Central Library! We can't wait to do it again soon!
This week we completed the installation of 6 cedar raised beds for our permaculture client. While cedar is a more expensive material to work with, it is rot-resistant, holds up well to weather extremes, and is easy and light to work with.
Our team member Trevor was the lead on the bed construction. He did a fantastic job with the help of Joe, and the rest of the crew who filled and prepped the beds with garden soil.
Next up is the installation of the desert stone patio around the sides of the home. Stay tuned for more pictures!
Over the last month, Stone Soup Gardens has been immersed in a new construction job on the west side of Seattle. We came to the project when the new house was 90% complete, and began working with the owner and designer to create a gorgeous garden and outdoor retreat. The design was done by Jenny Pell, a well known and respected founding member of Permaculture Now!
When we began, the landscape was a giant dirt pile.
Our first week on the job involved grading and prepping the area around the house for the Desert Stone Patio installation. We prepped and installed a flagstone pathway from the driveway to the front door, and we began the process of grading and prepping the different areas of the garden, including a rockery, raingarden, and raised beds.
Next up is laying the Desert Stone patio, completing the rockery and log accents for the beds, as well as building the cedar raised beds for the side of the house.
There are more pictures to come as we progress on this awesome project. Stay tuned!
Author Susan MacLaren
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