Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cobourg Ecology Garden

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.

Congratulations on a job well done Judith, Gregory, Warren, Sandy, Kyle, Alec, Sandra, Lee, Medina and Mike

Special thanks go to James Quelch who envisioned the project and made the whole event possible.


  1. Loving the hat, John. Do you remember where you got it?...On the off-chance I could get hold of one online. :)

  2. I bought it at a goodwill second hand shop in Victoria. I think it's a woman's gardening hat. I like it because it keeps the sun off my neck .