Well to quote Monty Pythons Flying Circus “And now for something completely different”
What is a rain garden? It’s a kind of water harvesting, self-wicking, water filtration, garden structure. Obvious really.
This should be a really interesting day where we can get hands-on experience installing a good example of biological technology that meets several needs in one neat package.
The water garden, being funded by a Caring for our Country Community Action Grant will be installed at North Sydney Demonstration School, and the workshop will be under the supervision of Equatica’s environmental engineer, Alexa Macauley, who specialises in water-sensitive urban design.
As we will be working on a project in the school grounds OH&S around proper work clothes is important, so you need to bring a water bottle, sunblock, hat and wear closed-toe shoes.
Claire Hanley will provide materials, hand out info on water gardens, provide lunch and some equipment, but it would be a good idea to bring along your pet shovel to socialize with all the other shovels.
Future Permabees: For the August 18th Permabee we will be in Gordon working in Liz & Morris’s garden. Then on September 15th we will be at Karonga.