Mike from McAuley Design Works joins Chris Mellick at our job site so we can talk about where we’re going to plan to put the bases for the poles for our future pavillion. Mike is my other “bestie” who I commissioned to design and build our Garden Gate in 2020. He’s drawn up our amphitheater site plans and building plans for our pavillion.
Back to work on the rock trail! “You gotta listen to the rocks- they’ll tell ya where they want to be,” explains Mellick as he works the earth with natural materials. He’s starting to fill in the gaps with the smaller rounded rocks as this piece of art and fun come together.
At the end of the day, admiring the positioning of the variety of materials to build the trail.
Our intent is for this to resemble a dry creek bed while creating a recreational amenity that kids large and small will enjoy as an adventure course that needs no introduction.
The next day Mellick tackled the rest of the wall for the rock stage
Looking at the back of the stage wall towards our interpretive signs and native plant garden beyond our garden gate in the distance.
The side view across the site.
Looking down from above.
On to Week Four…
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.