A big thank you to the crew from the Department of Public Works who helped pull stumps, move rocks, even out the site...
...and deliver compost (decomposed leaves and yard trimmings collected by the City).
Curt Hahka, Director of Facilities for Finlandia University, helps remove biodegradable plastic collection bags from the compost pile. Thanks for all your help Curt we couldn't do it without you!
With so many people asking about the garden project we thought we should get some kind of sign up on the site. Thanks to Rick Loduha of Finlandia University International School of Art & Design for helping us rejuvenate this old Suomi College Nursing Center sign.
Volunteers start the work of clearing the site and removing rocks and debris from the main garden area.
Branches and slash are laid on the ground along the slope contour and held in place by stakes. A strategy to retain moisture in the soil and prevent erosion of leaf litter and soil.