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Irrigation System Is Go - Aquaponics on Hold

Posted by Landcraft Permaculture ...... Paul Boundy about 6 years ago

With summer approaching, at the Addison Road Community Garden we have decided to put some projects on hold and get our drip feed irrigation system fixed.

We are focusing our energies on our watering system and other projects such as fencing and shed skylighting. When we have some of these issues complete and our team reconvenes we will have another attempt at this project.

There as been some theft of food and equipment such as hoses and fittings. It seems that this maybe just normal for a community garden.

ARCG is a very public place with casual visitors day and evening. We want to engage the community more, but also see that the garden needs respect from the community. Some members are considering fencing and additional signage to bring some respect. We could also have an additional locked shed at the other end of the garden to make it easier to lock up equipment.

The aquaponics system will benefit from a more controlled environment to be successfully implemented.

Drip Feed Irrigation

Summer at ARCG can be quite hot and dry putting our plants under stress and so we have devised an improved drip irrigation system. The existing system depended on someone turning on the solar powered pump which would run for a few hours before the battery ran out.

Our vision is to make several improvements. We are only funded be membership fees and so we are making most improvements using materials that have been donated to us over the last few years.

Firstly we will add a new tank at a higher location in the garden to use as a continous drip feed system. We will use our pump to transfer rainwater from the collection tank to the drip feed tank. We will increase the pumping time by adding an additional second hand battery. We will also be able to fill the tank with town water if or when needed.

We will salvage what we can from the existing and donated drip pipes to create a new system with a greater feed area. The Addison Road Centre is arranging to clean out the roof gutters as they are overflowing with leaves. The leaf guards don't work perfectly and we lose water over the gutter instead of into the tank. Hopefully they will also trim our over hanging tree.

Once this updated system is in place, I'd like to run and additional gutter pipe from a neighbouring hut to our collection tank as there is more rainwater that could be put use.

 

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