Thanks to KAMSTRA's, we received a load of topsoil Wednesday morning. Miraculously, the rain held off and the wonderful E. A. Lovell students came to help us to do most of the earth moving. Teacher John brought his rototiller and within an hour we had the most beautiful earth ready for planting. P.M. Sally, Laura and Jan headed off to use our KOBE'S donation.
Back at it the following day, and with characteristic artistic finesse, IRIS members Sally Thurlow and Jan Prebble erected branches to create structures to support red runner beans and other climbers. Meanwhile John's class installed the cedar bird house they had made, Laura, Lisa, Liz and I planted under Sally's direction, and Mary Ellen photographed.
There is a little more to finish off next week and then we can think about art making.
Photo credits are indicated by initials,
ST = Sally Thurlow
JC = John Cooney
JP = Janice Prebble
BIG THANK YOUS to
MILLER COMPOST for compost
KAMSTRA'S for topsoil
KOBE's for wonderful flowering perennials
HOME DEPOT for cedar for the birdhouse
WE ARE CHUFFED!