Brett douglaspp2 essp

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This is an eagle scout service project created and built by Brett for Sister Mary Roy of Calhoun County's Center Of Concern. To date, this project is still in full bloom and a very used project by all!

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  1. 1. Brett Douglas Eagle Scout Project <br />Center Of Concern<br />Enclosed Raised Community Garden<br />March 2010<br />
  2. 2. A Special Thank You…<br />To Scoutmaster Dave Gladd of Troop 4009, who, without him, this project would not have been made available to me. <br />9/10/2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Volunteer Joel<br />I’m measuring out the bed.<br />9/10/2011<br />3<br />Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />
  4. 4. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />9/10/2011<br />4<br />Double checking my <br />measurements<br />Yeah! One side down!<br />
  5. 5. Joel checking his numbers and marking with a stake<br />9/10/2011<br />5<br />Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />
  6. 6. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Finished measuring bed number two and staking it<br />9/10/2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Me & Joel staking the first bed.<br />9/10/2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Joel getting lumber while I check my measurements<br />9/10/2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Staking down the framework for bed number one<br />9/10/2011<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Me & Joel are double checking the stakes and discussing the project.<br />9/10/2011<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Picture time!<br />Staking the corner of bed number two<br />9/10/2011<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />We’re finishing up the framework and checking ends to make sure they’re plumb!<br />9/10/2011<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Additional staking of the frame; framing for bed number two is complete!<br />9/10/2011<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Despite the rain, we are finished!!<br />9/10/2011<br />14<br />Time to put away the tools!<br />
  15. 15. Enter the Cement<br />Waiting for the cement mixer; today is a great day for pouring cement!<br />9/10/2011<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Enter the Cement<br />Local volunteer attaching cement chute<br />Checking the consistency<br />9/10/2011<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Enter the Cement<br />Neighborhood volunteers help with the task of smoothing out the cement<br />9/10/2011<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Enter the Cement<br />Finishing up bed number one.<br />A second truck arrives with cement for bed number two.<br />9/10/2011<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Enter the Cement<br />Here I am with a couple of neighborhood volunteers helping to spread out the cement for bed number two.<br />9/10/2011<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Enter the Cement<br />9/10/2011<br />20<br />Finishing up bed number two.<br />
  21. 21. In Search of … Crossties<br />9/10/2011<br />21<br />Just one of the many piles of crossties that I had to salvage through. Goes without saying that these things are heavy no matter whether new or used! <br />
  22. 22. In Search of … Crossties<br />After sifting through countless ties, I finally managed to find enough to complete both beds. I will have to saw the excess off the ends but that’s not a big deal!<br />9/10/2011<br />22<br />
  23. 23. In Search of … Crossties<br />Volunteers Penny and Mom (the driver) with me.<br />9/10/2011<br />23<br />
  24. 24. In Search of … Crossties<br />9/10/2011<br />24<br />Beds completed<br />
  25. 25. A BIG Thank You Goes To…..<br />9/10/2011<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Up Goes The Fence<br />Liberty Fence of Oxford, AL donated their time to install the fence for this project!<br />9/10/2011<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Up Goes The Fence<br />Brian and Justin hard at work laying out the posts<br />9/10/2011<br />27<br />
  28. 28. Up Goes The Fence<br />Brian sets the gate post. Here I am with Brian and Justin discussing the procedures for setting of the posts.<br />9/10/2011<br />28<br />
  29. 29. Up Goes The Fence<br />I’m learning about proper water to cement ratio.<br />Brian and Justin install the gate.<br />9/10/2011<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Up Goes The Fence<br />All the posts and the gate are now installed and cement is curing. <br />9/10/2011<br />30<br />
  31. 31. Up Goes The Fence<br />Uh oh! The soil was dumped on the fence line and the fence guys are due in a few minutes to put up the linkage.<br />9/10/2011<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Up Goes The Fence<br />Volunteers Ben Douglas and Tommy Carroll make quick work of moving the misplaced soil.<br />32<br />9/10/2011<br />
  33. 33. The Fence Goes Up<br />Justin and Michael installing the linkage.<br />9/10/2011<br />33<br />
  34. 34. The Fence Goes Up<br />The sides are done as is the gate side. The end left open to provide easier access in putting the soil in the beds.<br />9/10/2011<br />34<br />
  35. 35. The Soil is Moved<br />Awaiting the arrival of the volunteers from Troop 4010.<br />9/10/2011<br />35<br />
  36. 36. The Soil is Moved<br />Bobby and I are distributing the soil in the beds.<br />9/10/2011<br />36<br />
  37. 37. The Soil is Moved<br />Volunteers Brent, Bobby and Penny are hard at work filling up the wheelbarrows to move the soil.<br />9/10/2011<br />37<br />
  38. 38. The Soil is Moved<br />I got the job of emptying the wheelbarrow!<br />Volunteers still shoveling!<br />9/10/2011<br />38<br />
  39. 39. The Soil is Moved<br />Another load of soil<br />I’m smoothing out the soil between loads.<br />9/10/2011<br />39<br />
  40. 40. The Soil is Moved<br />Volunteers Garrison, Bobby, Penny and Alex still moving soil!<br />Eagle Scout & Volunteer Brent distributing the soil in bed number two.<br />9/10/2011<br />40<br />
  41. 41. The Soil is Moved<br />I’m still busy smoothing out the soil in bed number one.<br />9/10/2011<br />41<br />
  42. 42. The Soil is Moved<br />Brent & I are smoothing out the soil in bed number two.<br />Bobby & Alex working on the pile of soil. <br />9/10/2011<br />42<br />
  43. 43. The Soil is Moved<br />Finished! Both beds now filled and the crosstie ends have been put into place. Now comes the rebar reinforcements.<br />The pile of soil is smaller now. Plenty of good soil remains – perfect to add some flowers around the outside.<br />43<br />
  44. 44. Thanks……<br />To all the volunteers who helped me get the soil moved into the beds! We did it in two hours! <br /><ul><li>Brent
  45. 45. Garrison
  46. 46. Alex
  47. 47. Bobby
  48. 48. Penny
  49. 49. Ralph
  50. 50. Bambi
  51. 51. Mark (Not Pictured)
  52. 52. Oh – and Me!</li></ul>9/10/2011<br />44<br />
  53. 53. Thanks All For Your Help!<br />9/10/2011<br />45<br />
  54. 54. The Finishing Touches<br />I’m pounding in the last of the rebar - for additional wall support. <br />9/10/2011<br />46<br />
  55. 55. The Finishing Touches<br />This project is complete.<br />9/10/2011<br />47<br />
  56. 56. The Finishing Touches<br />Plants have now been put in.<br />Soon fresh produce will be available.<br />9/10/2011<br />48<br />
  57. 57. The Garden In Bloom<br />August 13, 2010<br />9/10/2011<br />49<br />
  58. 58. A BIG Thank You Goes To…..<br />Webb Concrete<br />Beautification Board of Calhoun County<br />The Fence Place<br />Liberty Fence<br />Coldwater Landscaping Supplies<br />J. Smith<br />CJ’s Chuckwagon<br />Ginrose & Friends<br />Downing General Store<br />Nor-Folk Southern Railways<br />FabArc, Inc.<br />Williams Scrap Yard<br />9/10/2011<br />50<br />Without these people and their donations, this project could not happen<br />

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