Posted May 30, 2014
Gardens Taking Shape at Siskiyou
Twenty Volunteers For Village Building Convergence
The weather has been changeable, but quite nice this week as volunteers converged on the Siskiyou property to help with raised beds for the garden space. Work on the path to Rocky Butte has been put on hold while city attorneys work out some technical details. Everyone is still highly in favor, but all the “i’s” must be dotted, and the “t’s” crossed.
Temple volunteers have kept the workers fed all week, using the kitchen at the Siskiyou House. Meanwhile the office within the Mekong Bistro is up and running full time. Here are photos from the week. Click on any one for a larger view.
Painting a mural on the
shipping container used
for tool storage was fun,
with kid involved.
The mural depicts oaks
leaves and a meadow,
with some whimsical
The raised beds are framed in with donated recycled lumber. First, 100 yr old nails are removed.
Logs buried along the edges and wood debris underneath will hold water and supply nutrients
The “Tea Trike,” a Portland fixture, provided refreshments
Zen Center members provided lunch
L: Kakumyo takes a phone call outside the Bistro Office R: The Zendo site ready for geomatting under the foundation.
Two old bowling balls were found under the Zendo site. The one on the left looks surprised! Garden soil is piled and ready.
L: Garden soil and Zendo site. R: Shop site, office in the distance.
Flowers coming up all over the property
Grasses near the orchard path