Here are a few more pictures from this past week at Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre. We’ve been busy in both the residential and commercial gardens. In the residential garden the interns have been hard at work weeding, building beds, composting, and planting.
Wednesday was a beautiful day and all eight of us residents spent it getting the Residential Garden into shape. In this picture you can see Pierre double digging a new bed and Michelle preparing beds that she and I later planted. Alberto spent the day building a french drain while Colin, Stevie, and Tom built a yard for our chickens.
The Centre cat, Zena, thought the bed of lettuce and potatoes that Michelle and I planted was a nice new litter box.
In the commercial garden, along with the weekly chores, the gardeners were able to build 8 new herb beds, seen in this picture. In the next week we will be planting the beds full of basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, cayenne peppers, ginger, and more.
Every Friday we wake up early to harvest, wash, and package vegetables for our weekly veg box delivery. Here we’re sorting the produce into piles to distribute to the boxes. By 8:30 we are in the truck and on the road to make our deliveries.
Life at the Centre has settled into a nice routine. There are always interesting projects to work on and chores to be done. And as always I continue to learn a lot. For example, this week I learned that when smashing chili peppers to make a bug spray it’s a good idea to wear gloves.