Check out the fruit of our bamboo mitigation efforts in this beautiful weather!
Sherry: That shell is very interesting. The way those holes are placed makes me think it was perhaps a decoration either worn or hung up like a mobile. This was a fun project and hopefully it will culminate in a small pollinator-friendly wildflower garden.
January 24, 2021
704 house update. The bamboo barrier is complete. Ben and Bill have leveled the ground. A clean slate for designing an outdoor area if anyone would like to take this on. Otherwise we can simply disperse wildflower seeds. No Sunday in the Garden today because of the weather.
November 12, 2020
Hello All, Just wanted to let you know how the bamboo situation at 704 is progressing. We are in the final stage of bamboo eradication although next spring we will probably have a bit of new growth to remove. Bamboo grows in cycles but it will be manageable. There was no evidence of a single bamboo shoot this past Sunday! Cheers!
Now we can turn our attention to completing the trench and installing the flexible polyurethane barrier. This barrier will permanently prevent the bamboo rhizomes which are growing in the neighboring properties from reentering the backyard. The trench will need to be twelve inches deep and widened so that the barrier can be placed at a 45 degree angle.
The bamboo barrier has been donated to AZC and will arrive in approximately two weeks. We will need volunteers to finish the trench. Folks can sign up on the Discord app (building and grounds tab) either working as a small group or even individually. The good news is that the preliminary trench dug several months ago is already about eight inches deep (thanks Bill!).
Once the barrier is in place and the ground leveled, attention can be turned to making the 704 backyard not only habitable again, but a fun place to be.
Bows to all,
BTW: Since the shield is being place a few feet from the property line, the neighboring bamboo will fill in overtime to create a nice bamboo screen. Note that the barrier extends above ground a couple of inches. That way any rhizomes attempting to breach the barrier can be nipped off.
This photo is an example…
July 9th, 2020
Hello garden warriors and shop-keepers,
AZC Head of Grounds