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Permaculture Work Party: Swaling a Hillside

  • Apr 19, 2008 · 9:00 AM
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Join us for the first work party of the year! We will be convening at Tom & Lee's house in Gorham (please do NOT use the meetup map for the location...see the map under FILES)
to turn a hillside into a swaled oasis that will capture water, resist erosion and be the perfect place to plant many perennials scheduled for pickup from Fedco this year.
You will learn about the swale concept and have hands-on experience in implementing this technique. Wear work clothes/boots/gloves and bring a mattock if you have one. 9:00 - 9:30 Coffee/Tea (compliments of our hosts) and discussion of swales 2-3 hours of work Potluck lunch and then break to go home... (Main Dish provided by Tom & Lee)
Please bring your potluck kit (dish/bowl/utensils/napkin/cup). See you there!

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  • Nancy

    Fun, educational, productive, nice people, good food and a beautiful day to boot!

    April 20, 2008

  • zengeos

    What a great way to build camaraderie! Great time getting to know other people and expanding a circle of friends and 1acquaintances!

    The group certainly is diverse...in age (from 1 year old) ;) and up from there...and from all walks of life!

    April 20, 2008

  • Lisa F.

    It's really wonderful to get together for these informal work events (and enjoy the great spring weather) with fellow permaculturists!

    April 20, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good to get more experience cutting swales as it seems that the particulars are different each time depending on the site. I enjoyed the process of figuring it out together e.g. how many people does it take to screw in a light bulb? We needed everybody!

    April 19, 2008

  • zengeos

    I have an interesting manmade hillside issue I would like to improve in some way.

    Perhaps swaling would help with that....if not in edibles, in other types of plants....

    April 8, 2008

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