It is about time….. or perhaps it is a revolution?

What do you wish you could find out quickly from your mobile phone? There is an effort in Chicago supporting the development of these apps. See the excerpt below: “Four governmental agencies. Over 175 data sets. $50,000 in awards. Real time technical assistance. Connecting communities with software developers. The Apps for Metro Chicago, IL competitionContinue reading “It is about time….. or perhaps it is a revolution?”

Boxing the Garden Soil

The boxes were constructed by a friend of the client.  He grew up laying forms for concrete which is not so different from retaining soil. Our boxes are of 2″x10″ treated lumber. There is a plastic membrane separating the soil and wood. The box must be strong in two ways.  It must stay in placeContinue reading “Boxing the Garden Soil”

from empty lot ….. to garden! The Bloomingdale Compound’s little slice of heaven.

The first step is to bring in clean garden mix and place it at 18-24″ depth.  It is important to not drive on the soil with equipment. The skidsteer placed the soil and did minor backdragging to grade it.  Hand shoveling was done to finish up the grade and fill in the corners.  Boxes will beContinue reading “from empty lot ….. to garden! The Bloomingdale Compound’s little slice of heaven.”