2009- Building the Garden

Construction on the garden began in 2009. We commenced construction of our Garden. Stage 1: Top soil removal August 17 the City removed the top soil:

Removing top soil

Stage 2: Preparing the Perimeter of the Garden Saturday,  August 21 we started constructing of part of the garden. As required by the City, we put down 6×6 pieces of timber around the perimeter of the garden. Everyone worked really hard this afternoon and we got the job done in a few hours. A few days after we laid down the timber and the City filled the garden with with a base trail mix. September 1, the City put a fence around the garden. The space between the timber and the fence is used to plant perennials.

Stage 3: Garden Entryway Over the Labour Day weekend the entryway of the garden were built.  Thank you Yogi Navagrah, Ronald Taam, Silvanus Octalier, Karen Kirnbauer and Carol Stewart for your work during the Labour Day Weekend to help build the entry way to our garden. Despite threatening skies, ice cold drizzle, and the occasional fleeting heat wave, the work was completed. Ronald Taam of European Garden Design Ltd. contributed three days of his  building expertise, company equipment, patience and diligence during this week end marathon. His staff member Silvanus Octalier also worked throughout Saturday, assisting in the arduous task of digging post holes, cementing posts and ensuring craftsmanship quality to the work. We are immensely grateful to European Design for their generous contribution to our community garden. Yogi Navagrah, Landscape Designer, continues to be our ever faithful supporter with his donated hours of design, planning and building. Special thanks to Carol and Mike Stewart  who have generously paid for the expenses of this beautiful entryway and are also  completing the finishing touches.

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