Saturday, August 29: Front yard - Ceanothus Removal II
Today for the first time, the garden crew met on the same day with other SGN folks who were there for Fixit projects for the church building, as well as folks prepping the Godly Play classroom for the new year of Sunday School.
Libby, Kelsey & Colby finished tearing the 2nd half of the Ceanothus shrubs out of the front yard, employing saws, hatchets, pry-bars, pruners, loppers, and teamwork! Meanwhile Paul F cut back the ivy and blackberries over and behind the columbarium, making several very interesting discoveries along the way.
The yard looks so much better already! Thanks, everybody!
Saturday, July 25: Front yard - Ceanothus Removal I
The Ceanothus shrubs (aka California Lilac) along the front sidewalk had become overgrown and mostly brown in the middle. They were collecting trash, smothering the irrigation lines, and distracting from the beautiful small Manzanita trees. We decided to remove them and thin the mounds of grasses.
A small but dedicated crew, including the family of Jennifer McNally, our summer intern from Saint Paul, chopped, pried, pulled and snipped until we had removed half the Ceanothus, and filled all the green bins and more. We also began bringing the 15 year old drip irrigation system to the surface, discovering several leaks and blockages.
A fun & accomplished day, followed by a tasty potluck! Thanks everyone!
Saturday, February 28: Back yard
Opening with a meditation by Kjohl and coffee by Karen, a group of 9 set to work with the goal of cleaning the back yard of the church. Within two hours, we had trimmed the ivy on the rock wall, weeded the pathway, cut branches that were pressing on the shed roofs, and hauled out broken pallets, plant pots, and other materials that had been tucked in every corner.
After bundling the branches, binning the weeds, piling the trash, and sweeping up, we were delighted to see the progress - especially in combination with the brand new path finished just 2 days earlier!
We celebrated with a bounteous, delicious potluck lunch. Join us for the next work day! Future dates to be announced. Work 9-12, potluck 12-1.