Working on Eco-Village’s Outdoor Kitchen DG Floor Last Weekend

Thiago and Peter shoveling gravel into wheelbarrows to transport it into the LAEV courtyard.

Thiago and Peter shoveling gravel into wheelbarrows to transport it into the LAEV courtyard. All photos by Joe Linton

Here are some photos showing eco-villagers working on the new outdoor kitchen last weekend. Laura Allen has been the person who has really made this happen, and many of us lend a hand when we have time. Prior to these photos, Laura worked with other eco-villagers to build the deck, counter, sink, and washing machine. The sink and washing machine drain into greywater plumbing that waters the nearby garden.

Arlo took advantage of empty wheelbarrows

Arlo took advantage of empty wheelbarrows

Click on the jump for more photos. 

The lower layer of gravel was spread out in the form area. Peter does some raking here.

The lower layer of gravel was spread out in the form area. Peter does some raking here.

Next came a layer of D.G. - decomposed granite - being spread here by Carrie and Laura

Next came a layer of D.G. – decomposed granite – being spread here by Carrie and Laura

Each layer gets watered to help it settle and set. Laura waters the D.G. in this photo.

Each layer gets watered to help it settle and set. Laura waters the D.G. in this photo.

Each layer gets smoothed. Here Nichole is doing some of the final smoothing.

Each layer gets smoothed. Here Nichole is doing some of the final smoothing.

After all this, the decomposed granite needed a few days to set and dry. I’ll try to post pictures of the finished outdoor kitchen soon, when it’s ready its big close-up.

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