Our group weeded all around the front of Bonney Castle. We moved rocks from the back of the yard to the front of the yard. Then our group cleaned up the shrubs of Bonney Castle. We improved the appearance of Bonney Castle when you walk by. We cleaned up the shrubbery to help with the growth development of the plant. The shrubs need to be maintained in order to grow. Also our group moved mulch from a large pile to be distributed around the garden. That took up the last three hours of our campus day. The mulch was moved to save money and use our own resources. We saved money using our own. This mulch was used for the plants around the garden.
Dry stacked stones- This shows a similar process to how we constructed our rock wall using the sandstone rock slabs near our area.
The large pile of rocks are the beginning of our rock wall that will run the length of the house. These large mostly sandstone rock slabs are from the previous wall that were located at Bonney Castle and then torn down because of its deteriorating condition. By using rocks that are original to the area mined locally we avoid the carbon footprint of shipping in new stones from a distant quarry. We dug a trench for a solid foundation to build on. The placing of the wall creates a watershed between the house and the driveway, making water drainage more efficient and less damaging to the environment.
We were there for ten hours and by the time we left the location, everyone could notice what a hard long day everyone put in to Bonney Castle.Our group tried to be efficient with our work so that it could make a difference.
Matt Laird, Tony Dutton, Lauren White, Jaclyn Keresman
What is a Watershed
- Link to a video explaining watersheds