This is a 2 hour intensive hands-on gardening and design session on:
- The importance of small-project and modular thinking – have a small goal and finish the job.
- Discuss productive and fun design options (discuss Mandalas and KeyHole Garden design)
- Plan to capture and slows the water to reduce erosion and increase soil health,
- Learn how to map an area and
- mark the contours using home-made and up-cycled equipment
- re-use and repair wire fencing
- create neat and secure fencing from a variety of materials including bamboo, old wooden planks, bricks, pot plants, baling twine.
- Learn about micro-climates for the food garden, discuss edge effect, predict water movement.
- dedicate part of the small garden as habitat for earth worms and small birds
- add a composting bay suitable to warm temperate areas in areas
- Get ideas on how to avoid fruit fly
- go home energised with lots of inspiration.
Together we will plan and build a fence that is sturdy and relocatable, It will keep the chickens and foot-traffic out and yet make it quick and easy to get yummy food for the table!
Instructors: Permaculture Wollongong Institute lead teachers: April Sampson-Kelly and Shane Moon (key organiser of the fabulous PWI Clothes-Swap and other workshops).
DATE and TIME: Wednesday May 20th 2015 12noon until 2pm.
BRING: hat, gumboots, raincoat (yes we can garden in the rain and often women farmers have to do fencing in wild conditions), GLOVES, a little bit of determination.
Contact: Shane 0414937270 or April 0413539744