|Pramod Parajuli, Dilafruz Williams and Karl Logan, co-founders of Portland's Learning Gardens|
Dilafruz couldn't come out to the gardens because of a knee injury, but she sent us instructions, and Phil and I had the chance to visit the wonderful Learning Gardens that Dilafruz and colleagues established off-campus near Lane Middle School in 2004, a year before the original UBC Orchard Garden was founded.
We took lots of pictures (see below) and got lots of great ideas that we could think about trying out at the Orchard Garden too -- for example, a human sundial, scent garden labyrinth, keyhole garden design, and lots of ideas for artwork, rain shelters, etc. If you are going to Portland, you should visit!
|Phil and PSU graduate student Dani in the Learning Garden|
|Outdoor meeting space and trellis|
|Scent garden labyrinth|
|Keyhole garden design|
|Sundial -- wide view|
|Sundial with Dani as gnomon|
|Sundial months of the year stepping stones|
|Sundial -- months and hour markers|
|My shadow tells the time: 3:15 PM|
|Learning Gardens Lab painted peace post|
|Family garden plots for school kids' families|
|Three bin compost system|
|Large greenhouse space for meetings, drying herbs and vegetables, artwork, and starting seedlings|