The Edible Schoolyard at the Atlanta Preparatory Academy discussed in the previous article, An Edible Schoolyard is Coming to Vine City! is actually becoming a reality. With the generous sponsorship of the Post HOPE Foundation Inc, partner contractors Chatham Landscape Services Inc and Downey Trees Inc. began work on Tuesday to build out the Sustenance Design LLC site design.
The photos below show some of the work on October 16th and 17th. All photos by Kwabena Nkromo.
Before shot of the garden area with workers beginning to remove grass sod
Removing grass sod to expose the soil in the garden area
Granite “rip rap” to be used for raised bed walls
Compost soil for garden beds being delivered by Downey Trees Inc
Dramatic soil drop by crane
Spray painting the layout for the herb spiral
Herb spiral construction in progress
Herb spiral rises ….
Digging a trench for the permaculture berm & swale
Digging a hole for the pond
Vine City neighbor Mr. Tillman Ward chatting with Krieg of Chatham Landscaping
APA’s Edible Schoolyard site plan by Sustenance Design LLC