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The Paddock
The Paddock
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Burt Road, Woodanilling, Western Australia, AU
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Alexandra Berendt Andrew Williamson Janice Ross Salah Hammad Terry Haven Valeria Andrews Zeljko Serdar
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The Paddock

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We will develop 40 acres of ex-pasture land into a permaculture food forest, our home and a variety of tourist accommodation as well as holding workshops for developing manual skills.

Project Description

We have purchased 40 acres of ex-pasture land just south of the wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Our aim is to develop the land over several years into a food forest with various levels of tourist accommodation, and will eventually build our home there also.

Currently the land only has one copse of trees, one rocky outcrop, a shed and half a dam (yes, the fence line runs right through the dam!) Luckily the shed is a double-garage size so big enough to act as a temporary home for Mike and I and our two dogs.

Over 2012 we intent to dig swales, plant some trees, install a water tank adjacent to the shed and build a composting toilet.



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Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

200 Trees, Shrubs and Herbs are in!

How we planted all 200 plants in a weekend (with help) and survival rates so far

Posted over 10 years ago (1 comments)

Windbreaks and water tanks

Well our new water tank has been delivered and the sand pad laid by the wonderful guys at Woody Shire, now all we need is a windbreak - pronto!

Posted about 11 years ago (2 comments)

Swale number 3

Foundation Day long weekend allowed us to visit La Bella Vita for two nights and to dig another swale

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Swale number 2

After a dry summer there are no signs of life in our first swale, but we go ahead and dig swale number two (hopefully) in time for some Autumn rain.

Posted over 11 years ago (2 comments)

One dead avocado tree - February 2012

After a very dry month and no chance to visit the block to irrigate we returned to find one dead avocado tree and some semi-sundried tomatoes

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Excitement grows

Another return to the swale excites us with more silverbeet, green tomatoes and best of all... wonderful neighbours!

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Revisiting the 1st swale - 3 months later

Returning after 3 months away to check on the survival of our 1st swale's plants

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Digging the first swale

After originally believing that we needed to survey our entire site and hire a digger to dig a swale we were inspired to dig a mini-swale ourselves by hand.

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)
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