Garden Team Event - Aquaponics System in Denistone
The next permabee will be at Margaret and Chris's property in Denistone on Sunday 18 November, 2012.
This will be our last permabee for the year and it will be packed full of interesting projects. Firstly, we will be putting in place an aquaponics system. Using a pre-made pond we will create a habitat for frogs, lizards and other wildlife using sandstone rocks, a decking platform under which they can hide and grasses surrounding the pond. Native fish will added to the pond to provide the nutrients for vegetables that will be grown in the grow beds using river pebbles as the medium. The grow beds we are using are old cement laundry tubs. Apart from producing an abundant crop of veggies, the plants will play a critical role for the fish by filtering the water which will run back into the pond.
In another part of the garden, we will establish a no-dig garden, building soil using a technique of layering - applying lucerne, manures, rock dust for trace elements and then growing a green manure crop. Finally, we will plant banana circle for composting and fruit.
WHAT TO BRING...
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