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Community Garden: A Tribute to Sister Mary Roy of Interfaith Missions

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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 />8/13/2010<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Volunteer Joel<br />I’m measuring out the bed.<br />8/13/2010<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Double checking my <br />measurements<br />Yeah! One side down!<br />8/13/2010<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Joel checking his numbers and marking with a stake<br />8/13/2010<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Finished measuring bed number two and staking it<br />8/13/2010<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Me & Joel staking the first bed.<br />8/13/2010<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Joel getting lumber while I check my measurements<br />8/13/2010<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Staking down the framework for bed number one<br />8/13/2010<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Me & Joel are double checking the stakes and discussing the project.<br />8/13/2010<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Picture time!<br />Staking the corner of bed number two<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Additional staking of the frame; framing for bed number two is complete!<br />8/13/2010<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Preparing Framing For Cement Pads<br />Despite the rain, we are finished!!<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Enter the Cement<br />Local volunteer attaching cement chute<br />Checking the consistency<br />8/13/2010<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Enter the Cement<br />Neighborhood volunteers help with the task of smoothing out the cement<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Enter the Cement<br />8/13/2010<br />20<br />Finishing up bed number two.<br />
  21. 21. In Search of … Crossties<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />22<br />
  23. 23. In Search of … Crossties<br />Volunteers Penny and Mom (the driver) with me.<br />8/13/2010<br />23<br />
  24. 24. In Search of … Crossties<br />8/13/2010<br />24<br />Beds completed<br />
  25. 25. A BIG Thank You Goes To…..<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Up Goes The Fence<br />Brian and Justin hard at work laying out the posts<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Up Goes The Fence<br />All the posts and the gate are now installed and cement is curing. <br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />
  33. 33. The Fence Goes Up<br />Justin and Michael installing the linkage.<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />34<br />
  35. 35. The Soil is Moved<br />Awaiting the arrival of the volunteers from Troop 4010.<br />8/13/2010<br />35<br />
  36. 36. The Soil is Moved<br />Bobby and I are distributing the soil in the beds.<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />37<br />
  38. 38. The Soil is Moved<br />I got the job of emptying the wheelbarrow!<br />Volunteers still shoveling!<br />8/13/2010<br />38<br />
  39. 39. The Soil is Moved<br />Another load of soil<br />I’m smoothing out the soil between loads.<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />40<br />
  41. 41. The Soil is Moved<br />I’m still busy smoothing out the soil in bed number one.<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<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>8/13/2010<br />44<br />
  53. 53. Thanks All For Your Help!<br />8/13/2010<br />45<br />
  54. 54. The Finishing Touches<br />I’m pounding in the last of the rebar - for additional wall support. <br />8/13/2010<br />46<br />
  55. 55. The Finishing Touches<br />This project is complete.<br />8/13/2010<br />47<br />
  56. 56. The Finishing Touches<br />Plants have now been put in.<br />Soon fresh produce will be available.<br />8/13/2010<br />48<br />
  57. 57. The Garden In Bloom<br />August 13, 2010<br />8/13/2010<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 />8/13/2010<br />50<br />Without these people and their donations, this project could not happen<br />