Recently I received a photolog update on the Wadeye permaculture project in the Northern Territories (see previous posts here and here), where myself and other great permaculturist were employed by Earth Ethics to install a permaculture garden system. I like to describe the earthworks as the bones of the system and the living components — pioneer species, fruit trees, cover crops and ground covers — the muscle and flesh. As you’ll see by the most recent pic at bottom, the site is getting well ‘fleshed out’.
Installing swale and level sill spillway
Swale planted out with cover crop, ground cover,
leguminous pioneers and fruit trees.
Two months on, the cover crop and ground cover is well established.
As Geoff Lawton says, when you’re working in the tropics “you are driving a dragster”.