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Bugs don’t like marigolds, so they’re great to grow near other plants to reduce the number of pests in the garden.

In September, volunteers planted snap peas in the garden, and they’re now starting to produce delicious peas!

Fall Garden Photo: As it gets colder, the garden begins to look differently and the trees around the garden start to change color!

Beautiful species of butterflies and moths come to the garden to pollinate and rest on the flowers, such as this Gray Buckeye on the orange marigolds.

Kale has been growing at Redwood for a few weeks, and the plants are happy to get some rain recently!

Heavy rains this week have brought tons of water to the riparian corridor on campus! This protected creek space is a unique habitat for local wildlife, right on Redwood’s campus.

The Garden Building Project

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Week 5 -  Site Design and Access

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Hi Folks, 
Coming up on week 5, 
 
Now that the site is mostly clear, I was hoping to do some work on-site design and layout. I'm not sure if we have a good idea of the post locations but it would be nice to start to get some ideas of where the footing will go. 
 
We can build some batter boards and start to lay out the string and discuss how to make the layout square with 345 triangles or diagonals.  I can also get a laser and we can look and decide our grade and discuss some basics for using a laser level. I would also like to continue to do design and get a group doing Rino again. I can set up a table in the greenhouse and will work on wifi...no promises. 
 
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Building the Garden with Mr. Bender

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The team from ZFA engineers did a presentation. It was a good session that got the students thinking about stability by building structures. We also got to do some sketching. At the end of the last session, we started working on our model. 
 
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Design Concepts and inspiration 
Gum drop toothpick
Measure site (we were going to do this but built a model instead)
Number of posts post height
Roof type - pros and cons of construction 

The students built a scale model of the basic structure they will show/ discuss. 
We were going to do a warmup with a gum drop/skewer building challenge. 
I would love to start to introduce cad if possible.
It would also be great to still discuss roof types since we need to get that to move to design. 

Stations - 
Engineering challenge
Cad intro 
Roof types 
Sketching
 
WK5
Hi Folks, 
Coming up on week 5, 

Now that the site is mostly clear, I was hoping to do some work on on-site design and layout. I'm not sure if we have a good idea of the post locations but it would be nice to start to get some ideas of where the footings will go. 

We can build some batter boards and start to lay out string and discuss how to make the layout square with 345 triangles or diagonals.  I can also get a laser and we can look and decide our grade and discuss some basics for using a laser level. I would also like to continue to do design and get a group doing Rino again. I can set up a table in the greenhouse and will work on wifi...no promises. 
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Hi Everyone, 
We are excited about this week. We almost have all the rebar done and the current record is Feleni with 3:12 that's three minutes and twelve seconds!!! 

This week, Matt, Dan, and Chealse will bring framing diagrams and Wendy is going to bring the smart level to look at ADA compliance. We finished clearing the site. The goal is also to get a site plan done so we can talk to the district and begin digging piers next week. We can also look at doing a half or quarter model using 2x4 of a truss on a design of choice as an activity. 
Cheers,
Jim