Monday, June 28, 2010

Grounbreaking For Real!

This Saturday we drilled holes for the foundations for the six 'tree-columns.'  A small but powerful 'bobcat' skid steer tractor drilled the holes as if the ground were butter instead of compacted gravel and dirt.  We also removed the fence, which will be replaced with a standing height planting bed.  Thanks to Cindy Edwards for coordinating the dig!

Stay tuned for news about pouring foundations.  We have some figuring to do with the bamboo before we can get a good pour plan!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


We celebrated groundbreaking with the students of Bishop's Peak/Teach.  Sandy and Dan gave great speeches, and the kids expressed their excitement about the outdoor classroom that will grow over the summer!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Buying Bamboo

This weekend I journeyed to Jungle Supply Company in Newcastle to get the Tre-Gai bamboo!  What a cool place: beyond the bamboo nursery, Tim, the owner, has built an enchanted bamboo forest, complete with tree-houses, towers, suspension bridges, climbing nets, and even an underground cave!

This weekend (06/05-06) we will be sanding the bamboo- it's going to be quite a job.  If anyone has a sander they can lend and/or wants to help out, let me know!