I'd published earlier the draft for the Barnes home in Toronto. Looking again at where I'd started:
Here is what has been happening. First, seed trays were prepared:
To prepare the ground, all pulled weeds, tree prunings and even some light waste lumber was placed on the ground, which was then treated with kelp meal as a soil amendment.
Next, the ground was watered and covered with cardboard sheets as a weed deterrent. The Portugese on the cardboard says "one tonne of paper equals 17 to 20 adult trees, 10,000 litres of water and 25% to 60% of energy."
On top of this was placed about 20 cm of hay mulch.
On top of this was placed about 3 cm of compost, except over the paths.
Finally, a 5 cm layer of woodchips was placed over everything and this was sowed with nitrogen-fixing clower as a groundcover.