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Swale contruction and observation + food forest planting

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Swale contruction and observation + food forest planting

Time: December 27, 2012 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Amaroo Homestead
Street: 92 Reids Ave
City/Town: Wivenhoe Pocket 4306
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/event…
Event Type: construction
Organized By: Tim Oliver
Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2012

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Event Description

Interested in swales? Want to observe swales being constructed? Then come out to Amaroo Homestead the day after boxing day. We are going to be cutting another 3 swales and planting out with food forest and green manure.
We'll talk about:
Why we use swales

How they work

How to plant food forests and the roll of different species

You'll get experience and hopefully the confidence to do this at your place, whether you are keen to learn about swales or food forest planting, it's going to be a good day.
Remember to bring: Hats/sunglasses
Protective clothing from the sun and environment
Gloves
Hand spades if dirty hands bother you (new swales have pliable soil, easy to dig holes with your hands, it's up to you)

**WATER** If everyone brings 2 liters and keeps it on them, we can avoid any heat stroke, it is less than a week from the solstice.

We should finish up mid afternoon and people are welcome to chill out with a beer or glass of wine and enjoy the summer sunset(what you can see of it through the trees).

Hope to see some of you there :-)

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0cjzqko51qr56 Comment by 0cjzqko51qr56 on December 19, 2012 at 9:20
This is exactly what I want to do with my mini hill too. It will be a big day but looking forward to it!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on December 14, 2012 at 7:22

Sounds fascinating! That's what I should have done here on the side of my mini-hill. Ho hum.

Comment by Lissa on December 14, 2012 at 6:30

This would be quite interesting to anyone with a bigger piece of land perhaps.

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