Sunday, 21 October 2012, 10:00am-5:00pm AND - November 4, 17, and 24, 2012
PENN ST. GARDENS – 1304 Penn. St., Lawrence KS 66044
These four perma-blitzes will transform an empty city lot into a lush permaculture community garden. The Kansas Permaculture Collaborative has been holding design charettes to develop and plan the garden. On 21 October, a water line will be installed, and water catchment swales will be staked on level contours. The next three days will involve more volunteer labor, so please consider helping. The second day is to begin modifying the site with a pond, a rain garden, and fence posts. The third day will focus on growing-bed preparations with sheet mulch, manure and topsoil, spreading wood chips on paths, and detailing the pond and rain garden. And the final day will entail planting many berry bushes, fruit trees, brambles, and support species like flower bulbs, comfrey, garlic, etc.
Materials donations are welcomed too. If you can find some large corrugated cardboard at appliance or bedding stores, please bring lots. If you are thinning out any plant material from your garden, we could use it – for a list of species we need, and other questions, please contact Steve at (785)691-7305 or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.