|The North Wall so far...|
These gum poles will provide shade structures for future meetings as well enhance the sense of place we are trying to create.
Getting the gum poles into the ground was quite a task.
The first step was getting them from across the site at their storage facility.
Digging the hole's proved tricky as we had compacted the ground previously and had to miss the previous pit latrine holes.
As the gum poles were donated, they were not all the same length and requried cutting. While we were busy with that a young lady from the community decided she wanted to help, and knew better than the guys on site...
|Slovo lady, showing the guys how its done.|
After being cut the gum poles were treated with engine oil to prevent insects from attacking the base.
|Shaiks holding the gum pole in place.|
Fianlly the concrete was poured and allowed to dry. This detail is very simple and we managed to complete the gum poles in one day.
|Working drawing for Gum Poles & Paving Details|
The final jpy of the day was after speaking Corobrik, Lawley, they offered us some of their discarded stock to assist us in the site construction.
|500 half bricks from Corobrik, Lawley|