It happened on a cloudy day on April 26. It was the day–the day everything was going to happen! Our garden was going to be built. We were running around putting the last touches on getting everything ready; it was very exciting. We were counting down the hours till it started.
(above) The courtyard before
Then the clock struck 11 and the building day had started. Our helpers poured into the garden space ready and willing to help. We got to work right away, weeding the two existing garden beds and the courtyard. Sooner than we knew it, we were filling up our barrels so we could plant flowers!
(above) The day started with lots of weeding!
Then we set up the saw, grabbed a few responsible adults, and began cutting the wood for the beds. Soon after, a team began drilling the beds together. They were making fast work of it when we called for a much needed lunch break. Mr. Truss, our principle, cooked up some hot dogs. After our short lunch break we got back to work. We finished making the boxes and moved on to the filling stage of the day.
We moved 20 yards of soil and 3 yards of gravel. This took up most of the day. Everybody’s arms were really tried! We then took to planting our flowers, herbs, carrot seeds, and the corn that we had grown from seed. We finished up the day with hamburgers and dessert.
(above) Moving soil.
We are so thankful to everybody who came out and helped; we honestly couldn’t have done it without you!
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Here is a time lapse that shows the construction of our garden! iHub Garden Time Lapse