The middle of June saw The Patch host it’s first PDC with Richard Perkins coming to teach in his unique style. The yurt went up, the kitchen was built, the library installed and before we knew it there was more than 2o people pitched up for the next 3 weeks. It was an incredible learning experience and one I was very glad to be part of. Details of the internship to follow…
March came and we suddenly had lots and lots to do. Firstly I marked out where all the trees in the food forest were going to be planted using stakes. Then a whole bunch of trees were delivered from The Agroforestry Research Trust. The next day the guy came back to move the shipping container with more success than the first time. We did a carboot sale and got rid of lots of unnecessary possessions. Such a good feeling to feel lighter. We erected a fence around the food forest and friends came from London to help plant hedging. Our first veg box arrived and we saw Barny the owl. We built a compost bay with free pallets and fence posts that were scavenged…
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When in Australia and using google earth for the measurements and slop etc I decided to get to work with a design for The Patch. I created a 1:100 scale drawing and began the process of mapping a design. Check … Continue reading