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Silverleaves Food Forest
Silverleaves Food Forest
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Silverleaves , Phillip Island, Victoria, AU
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Christine Bauer David Brice David Robertson Marcus Pan Nathan Campion Richard Larson
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Silverleaves Food Forest

Project Type

Rural, Residential

Project Summary

Project scope comprises creation of permaculture food forest on an 800m2 beach block. Land consists of a 1950's shack in native Banksia and Tea Tree woodland leading to foreshore reserve with direct beach frontage. The landscape is sheltered from wind by large banksia trees but also heavily inhabited with native animals, predominately wallabies, rabbits and possums, which could be challenging to the growing of fruit, vegetables, berries, flowers and herbs etc

Project Description

We are at the very beginnning stages of this project. So far we have installed 6 raised "apple crate" garden beds. Four of these are wicking beds with internal water reserve. The current focus is getting the basic infrastructure right and working to improve soil quality, attract beneficial insects, create barriers for native animals etc  so as to grow food.



Sheet Mulching for Micro Apple Orchard

Autumn/Winter soil preparation for spring planting of fruit trees

Posted about 10 years ago (1 comments)

Hot Compost

First attempt at making hot compost. All suggestions welcome

Posted about 10 years ago (8 comments)

The Basics

Raised Wicking Beds

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)
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