Over the summer and through the fall, this is what our rock stage looked like. Let’s peel the onion of what is being covered up…
The round plywood donuts and brown buckets were there waiting for our plinths* to be poured. The materials came from the RE Store. The plastic buckets were originally from Burger King- they held pickles! They were there to cover the bases of re-bar protruding up from the ground installed by Chris Mellick, Spoken Stones.
Big donut shaped pieces were cut out to make it safe for people to be able to walk around.
The pickle buckets would cover up the protruding rebar.
It’s a process, with proof of concept in the making.
There’s a hole in the bucket Dear Liza!
Well, Actually four Dear Henry!
Painted to blend into the surroundings
Proof of the pickle:
*plinth is my favorite vocabulary word for this project.
For Phase Two, it was drainage swale. This led Jim Fonte to cracking the joke, “Save the Swales!!” at a work party. Thank you for your service to our community!
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.