The jobs are:
• Pruning, cleaning up and/or reducing quite a few established fruit trees.
• Rebuilding one dilapidated compost system, and building a second, new 3-bay compost system in a different place. These will be made from pallets and star pickets.
• Weeding, and cleaning around the many fruit trees, sheet mulching with cardboard and topping with wood chip mulch.
• When the trees are pruned, there will be access to the veg garden which needs weeding in preparation for spring planting.
There is plenty of longer grass & weeds around the trees and blitz attendees should bring their own gloves. The ground is uneven in places (rabbit diggings) and possibly muddy if wet, so attendees should wear good fitting boots or gumboots. There is a nearby unfenced dam, so children should be supervised by their parents (as always).
You will have the opportunity to learn pruning and rejuvenating established but neglected fruit trees, and learn how to make compost bays from pallets & star pickets. Our host has also offered an additional activity for children & other interested adults in making insect hotels.