Our 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.
- Productive and fun design options (discuss Mandalas and KeyHole Garden design)
- How to capture and slows the water to reduce erosion and increase soil health,
- Map an area
- 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.
- Make 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 22nd 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.