We got some more railroad ties, and Tim is busily putting them in. It's hard to see, but there is one terrace behind the one in front, slightly higher. Tim is carefully flattening out each level, and when he's done next week we will begin "sheet mulching", a form of layered composting.
We should be able to plant tall things in the back, to allow the sun to hit the shorter items in front. We are collecting information about what vegetables like to be planted together or away from each other, and will combine that with the size and preferred soil type and sun requirement of each vegetable or fruit, then will decide where to plant everything.