my work in progress

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  1. macey

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    impressive photos macey - I wonder if you need a facebook account to view them? Well done.
     
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    I believe that it is a public link....so anyone can view?
    well thats what the blurb at the bottom of the facebook page i linked from lol
     
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    Kool I didn't know that -Ta
     
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    I could see it without being logged into FB. There was one photo link that wouldn't work though.

    I agree with PP, lovely garden and photos.
     
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    Yes, lovely gardens Macey - and that organic pesticide looks impressive !!
     
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    Here are some more pics of the food forest transition: We are retro-fitting an established orchard and turning it slowly into a FF. I have some interesting plans for drought proofing and supply of high quality nutrients to the system, which I will share with you all when I have worked out some details ;-))
    I apologise for the overly simple explainations with some of the photos, these photos are from my facebook account and are aimed at getting non-permaculturalists interested in the concepts!
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150300540540180.385579.720765179&l=a9b99ff084
     
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    Looks fabulous Andrew. Gave me some great ideas as I am thinking about doing the same thing. the cockatoos and lorikeets seem to like it too!! Please post more piccies as time as goes. Thanks
     
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    nice work Andrew - it all looks fabulous
     
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    comments and suggestions, especially on the design, gratefully recieved:nod:
    I'll add a reply to let you know when I add new photo's to any of the albums
     
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    it's a shame the last comment above started on page 2 as I just added new links on page 1 so flick back 1 page for photos!!
     
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    Heres the link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150339631685180.398084.720765179&l=1003cabf73&type=1
    to another album, another zone 1 area under construction, that will contain a walnut offering a yield of err walnuts lol as well as deciduous shade from afternoon sun for the house and annual and perennial herb beds as well as a cane fruit area and also a source of mulch in the form of the dropped leaves for the beds in the system.... this area will also have raised wicking beds for annual herbs as well as the perennial border I have already mentioned.
    some existing trees have been felled for fire protection reasons as well as allowing light in and making room for the beds. the felled trees are yielding mulch for the perennial beds and firewood. I'll keep the album and this post updated as work continues!
     
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    Macey, I was having a look at some of your FB pictures. What type of compost/manure are you using? Your beds look so productive and lush!

    I might have to add you on FB to have a more convenient squiz.
     
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    compost wise mostly my own from a cold composting system using all and everything generated from the house and garden as well as a big pile of dark compost left behind by the previous owners. the chickens go over the beds twice a year supplying manure although I did buy in one lot of extra organic compost when I had a shortage of chickens following a dog attack. I mulch heavily and often chop and drop plants left after harvest. Thats about it really! Please feel free to add me on FB!!
    regards
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    I have to say after looking at all the photos that you are an inspiration. It looks great.
     
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    Hi Macey, may be my computer but the links doesn't seem to work.
     
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    yeah i'm not sure whats going on, always worked previously..... i'll check my FB account and try and work it out
     
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