Permablitz 24 – Sunbury – Episode 2
I want to start with a huge thankyou for the wonderful day and all that has been achieved!
During stage two: On a rain affected day, we began with morning tea and an overview of what we had achieved at Episode 1 of the Sunbury blitz (eg. herb spiral, swales, no-dig garden, tanks hooked up, Nitrogen fixing trees planted), and what we hoped to finish off on the day. Then the work began: The two swales were deepened and levelled out to catch rainwater on the hill and direct it into the soil. Wood chips (free from the Council), were placed into the swales to create water catching paths that look great! A variety of flowers and grasses were planted around the pond and after much discussion the pond was lined with plastic and rocks. We filled it with harvested rainwater and planted two water chestnuts. Three beautiful berry and currant trees (all thornless) were planted downhill of the second swale, with cardboard placed around the trees to ensure no competition from weeds. This area will hopefully be converted to a food forest in the coming years!
More water catchments were hooked up, and another no dig vege patch was completed. We managed to get a pink bathtub to create another pond. Thankyou all again for a great few days and a garden with loads of potential! Dawny, Adaya, Isaiah and Furry Nanny.
– DESCRIPTION OF THE DAY FROM DAWNY (the host)