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RECLAIM THE COMMONS: The Garden Lounge in the Convergence Center: 1. Permaculture
by Bill Carpenter (wcarpent [at] ccsf.edu)
Monday Jun 7th, 2004 1:06 PM
Starhawk: "(E)verything about our mobilization has a bright, happy though slightly frantic quality. The happiness seems to emanate from the Garden Lounge, the first room you pass by as you enter the convergence space. We've taken twenty-one oak half-barrels and arranged them to define swirling garden beds that define seating areas, some big enough for a small meeting, others good for an intimate conversation. We've filled them with 'guilds', groups of related plants that support each other, backed them with potted palms and small trees, edged them with cuttings of herbs and starts for tomatoes and strawberries, and placed a few strategic straw bales for sitting, along with some old couches and comfy chairs. In the center, three barrels of different heights make a pond with a bubbling fountain, where water hycinths float and a red-leafed canna stands tall."
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