Our 4-H Lucky Charms!

Today the "Lucky Charms" 4-H club showed us what the four Hs in 4-H stand for—Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. They put all four Hs to work today at the Ryan Street Community Garden as part of their community service pledge. Thanks for all your hard work!

Washing their freshly harvested carrots!
Preparing the planting holes for our Rosa rugosa bushes.

Erecting the Arch!

Last post we visited Dave and Rick in their shop for a sneak peek of the arch in construction. Today we get to see the arch going up...

Rick and Dave assemble the arch components and prepare to erect the arch.

LJJ Construction generously donated the concrete and labor for the arch foundation.

The arch is up!
Next step is to construct our information kiosk next to the arch and start building the flower/herb bed along the sidewalk.

Garden Entry Arch Coming Soon...

Thanks to the Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), the Ryan Street Community Garden was awarded a 2012 mini-grant to bring art to the garden. Part of our grant project includes the design and construction of a sculptural entry arch.

Ryan Street Community Gardeners get a sneak peek at the garden arch in construction.
We employed artist/designers Rick Loduha and Dave Sarazin to design and build the arch. The arch is made primarily from salvaged materials that have been creatively repurposed. We can't wait to see it at the garden! Thanks for your great work Rick and Dave!

Artist/Designers Rick Loduha (left) and Dave Sarazin (right) talk about their design process with the gardeners.