Thursday, April 29, 2010

Designing my daughters school garden

Hi everybody, thought I would share some images and ideas of my first  large scale garden design contract that happens to be for my daughters primary school.
The design  is in an area  40 metres long by  10 metres wide on a sloping site. It consists of 24 raised beds split into 2 sections. Each bed is 2.4 metres long, 1 metre wide and has a path which is .8 metres wide. There will also be 4 large compost bays, a large selection of fruit trees and other edible / beneficial plants surrounding the main productive beds. A greenhouse and teaching area will be developed in the medium term.Students will get to learn through participation many aspects of organic food production, value adding and operating a  'farmgate' stall from the school which will sell excess produce to parents and teachers.

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