Cobourg Ecology Garden (CEG) is situated at the south end of Hibernia St. in Cobourg Ontario. The mission of the CEG is to demonstrate and promote “ecological gardening” on-site. An amphitheatre-style dry stone seating area just south of the existing gazebo will provide seating for educational seminar participants, garden visitors, and people on the boardwalk who stop to rest. The green and white bands around the gazebo mark the exterior and interior boundaries of the proposed dry stone wall (Figure 1). The natural, complicated, and permanent nature of an amphitheatre-style dry stone wall is consistent with CEG's goal to build a model of permaculture by the beach.
Dry stone walling across Canada ran a two-day dry stone walling seminar at the Cobourg Ecology Garden last weekend. We completed the lower seating area of a lecture amphitheatre in the park.