Great way to control access to the fire, and prevent too much heat where you don't want it! Just build the back rim of the fire pit surround so it's higher! Backyard fire pit ~ nice for on the edge of a patio.
"""Put strawberry plants in concrete blocks edging a garden."""" --------->Put plants that naturally repell garden pests like marigolds? Also, cinderblock beds a good idea for around fence. Maybe use concrete stain to make them more natural looking?
Giant Tepee Garden - creative idea for repurposing branches and natural materials & provide an amazing play space for kids. They can watch climbing beans grow up as a natural shade cover, plant other edibles in the planter box around the edge.