Permabee: Wicking Bed Rebuild and Bathtub Worm Farm Rejuvenation

  • 05 Dec 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Denistone


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As the garden ages, some things fall apart and need to be fixed or improved. One of wicking beds was taken over by eucalyptus roots and the bathtub worm farm has been used by rats to nest inside. A small chicken wire fence was trampled by my large hens and needs to be restrung and a second-hand black compost bin needs to be screwed together.

So the jobs for the day will be:

  • Rebuilding a wicking bed using WaterUps cells - a great opportunity to see how to make a wicking bed! We will remove soil from the existing wicking bed, store pebbles from the water reservoir, remove the pond liner and ag fabric. Then Ian Collins from WaterUps will be there to show you how to build a wicking bed using the WaterUps cells and also to demonstrate the new Sub-Irrigation Channel!
  • Making a rat-proof hinged lid for a worm farm in a bathtub. If you are handy with tools, that a job for you! The lid will be in 2 pieces, made from aviary mesh on a wooden frame to stop rats from getting into the bathtub.
  • Stretching chicken wire between existing poles to create a chook-proof fence, so they don't eat all the comfrey!
  • Repairing old square black compost bin by screwing the parts together
  • Some weeding in preparation for Summer planting and pruning overgrown native climbers.
There are jobs for all levels of ability & enthusiasm.

Lunch will be at about 1pm (bring your own plate, mug and cutlery) and socialising will continue after 4.30pm. Come for an hour or come for the day!


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