October 25 2013
Preparations to get the garden shed up are underway. Michael boxed up a 3m x 3m square timber frame, into which concrete will be poured, to form the base of the shed.
Katrina layed black plastic and topped with gravel saved from the previous school garden, to create pathways around the banana donut garden.
Thanks to Pakhi for inspiration regarding “keyhole” gardens (see link: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/keyhole-gardens.html). This led us to transform the no-dig circle-shaped garden into a more effective space. Katrina & Isaak dug out a keyhole shape to form a path, which allows better access for young gardeners to reach to all areas of the circle for planting. We used the excess material to extend the circle size slightly. Eventually, we will place a compost tube in the very centre of the circle, which will allow compost to breakdown and distribute nutrients out into the rest of the circle.