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A food forest for the June permabee

  • 22 Jun 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Roseville


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A food forest for the June permabee


Hi everyone

This month’s permabe on Sunday the 22nd, we will be laying the foundations for a suburban food forest in Roseville at Sue Napoli’s home. The main job will be to lift some young trees in the back garden so we can install a swale roughly 13m across the back garden then replant the trees and maybe put in some new ones.

Closer to the house there is a garden bed that needs the addition of some recycled brickwork to create two tiered beds to stop soil erosion onto the foot path and make the space more usable.

Meanwhile out by the front entrance we will be correcting a drainage problem by laying down some ag pipe before planting some citrus trees to train as espaliers against the garage.

Note, parking will need to be around the corner from Sue's place, in either Park Av or Addison Av off Archbold Rd.

 On other business

Lost property

Lucinda has a red hoodie that someone has left behind at her place after her April permabee, last year! So if it’s yours or you know who owns it let either me or Lucinda know ASAP.

 Request form

I’m not sure if people have been doing this already but just in case I’m including a Permabee Request form (slightly revised version) as an attachment. Save this on your computer for your own use as needed, probably best to make a duplicate when you come to fill it out and keep the original as a template.  

 Trainee garden team members.

And last but not least anyone that would like to help out in developing the garden team and ad their skills to the mix, let me know. Laura Larumbe has been helping out and I want to invite others interested in having a go to get in touch.

It would be good for PSN if we had a pool of people familiar with all the various roles within PSN that we could draw on for their diversity of skills and experience. After all diversity is one of the keystones of Permaculture and it applies to communities as much as it does to our gardens. I wont be standing for the position of garden team leader next year so it would be nice to be spoiled for choice come the annual general meeting.

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