04.02.2011 Garden Fridays 4/1/2011
We worked on making a new garden bed, No Joke.Check it out:
We used two 2 by 12 lumber for the sides of the raised garden beds. Everyone wanted to give the hammer a swing. It only took a matter of minutes for us to build the sides. The lumber yard was nice to cut everything free of charge.
The raised garden beds are 3 feet by 7 feet. They are a pretty good size. We made them 3 feet wide since it maybe hard for students to reach into the center if it was any wider. We made it 7 feet long due to restrictions made by PCC.
Luckily we had a few volunteers to carry the assembled raised bed into the organic vegetable garden.
We measured out where to dig a trench which we would place the raised beds into. This allows the raised bed to be more stable once it is buried.
Once the bed was leveled, we back filled the trench and filled the bed with compost.