• 19 May 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 14 Burmah Rd Denistone


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Garden Team Event - Swales for Chook Food Forest in Denistone

The next permabee will be at Margaret and Chris's property in Denistone on Sunday 19th May, 2013.

Want to learn how to build swales properly? Do you know what a chicken guild is? We will build one (or two) swales, fill them with water holding mulch, and prepare the bunds for planting a chook-friendly food forest. Once completed, this chicken guild will include fruit trees (apple, mulberry and elderberry), a raspberry patch, medicinal chook herbs (nettles, wormwood, rue, comfrey) and a beehive.

You will not only have an opportunity to participate in creating one of permaculture’s iconic designs, but also to see existing swales planted with trees and vegetables, a worm farm in an old bathtub, an urban-sized banana circle and large composting bays. You will be welcome to take cuttings from the garden and to share your food scraps with a friendly flock of chooks.


Please bring personal protection gear such as a hat, gloves, boots, sunscreen, a water bottle and your own mug.

Vegetarian lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. If you are able to bring along a little something to share for morning tea it would be much appreciated.


This event is free for PSN members, however the numbers will be limited.  Please note that this event is not suitable for children due to the steepness of the garden.

To register, click the Register button to the left of the screen.  You will be contacted by the garden team leader to confirm registration and to provide you with the address.

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