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Tasks

There are many ways to help out at the Gardens.
People can ask what needs doing but we would much rather people take initiative and pick a task that suits them.
Chat about it quickly with Andrew or another Teacher.
Once the task is done let the Teacher know so they can have a look and update kudos for you.


Most Service Tasks are worth about 10 Kudos per hour.
More if physically hard, or requires skills etc.


One of the design aspects of the gardens is to try to communicate tasks in the landscape.
eg pile of rocks, roof poles near a sketched out rock path


Teachers can teach and review the task (ie not all Teachers can for all tasks) and has kudo admin rights.


Tasks
- Fetch water from creek. daily
2x 10L water containers

- Cut grass.
Scythe. 
get training on how to use.
eg how to use the blade without damaging it.
Sharpening, cleaning and other maintenance.

- Clean Chooks. 5 kudos. twice a week or so
Collect some grass from scything
Clear roosts. Put poop, poopy grass in a bucket. take to a garden or compost pile.
Fresh grass in roost boxes.
New grass on floor.
Enough water for them


- get pallets
literally cannot imagine having too many
many uses
attempt to get good wood where possible
untreated hardwood best. but treated, pine and even fibre board has uses


- Collect cow poop
Especially closer to people areas.
Put in compost bins

- Build : Smooth Driveway
Get some mixed crushed rock (I think it's called), prolly 2m^3 plenty. Terang gravel yard probably best
fill pot holes in driveway

- Build. Improve chook run
eg Raise cages from ground. Add more roosting spots
Improve shelter versus rain and wind and sun
Make water collection spots. Feed to duck ponds.

- Find some drums
44 gallon probably but littler ones have jobs.
HDPE with sealable lids for biodigester.
Metal for BBQ, rocket stove
gumtree, ebay

- Collect Rocks
find any rocks. bigger the better. and move to main collection points

- Move big rocks
Move large rocks, torso sized etc from specific points
may involve winches, engines etc

- Dig out the water garden

- Collect old building materials to permypiles
consolidate metal sheets, pallets, unused buckets, poles etc 
eg move metal from pile in blackberry bush in main quarry to caravan permypile
Use gloves

- Weeding. Eradicate spiky green flat plant 
Get training to recognise the specific plant and how to remove.
spiky green flat plant
Use pickaxe or weeding cobra to dig out and remove main tap root. Place in weed tea.
As improve train others to recognise the weed.
A good task to just do all day, walk and visit places on the gardens, chat, and dig out any of the weed you see in the area.

- Weeding. Eradicate spiky tall thistle 
Get training to recognise the specific plant and how to remove.
spiky thistle.
Use pickaxe to dig out. Place in weed tea.
As improve train others to recognise the weed.
A good task to just do all day, walk and visit places on the gardens, chat, and dig out any of the weed you see in the area.


- Weeding. Eradicate hemlock
Get training to recognise the specific plant and how to remove.
wild carrot. smell yuck when crushed.
Poisonous. Use gloves, take care.
Use machete to cut flower heads before they set.
Use pickaxe to dig out. Place in weed tea.
As improve train others to recognise the weed.
A good task to just do all day, walk and visit places on the gardens, chat, and dig out any of the weed you see in the area.


- Weeding. Control wild sweet briar rose
Get training to recognise the specific plants and how to remove.
Bush, Up to 2m tall with multiple thorny, woody stems
Use long handled clipper to access, Stomp on with strong boots, pick axe out from roots.
Observe long term if poison required.
Keep the wood. Good kindling
rose hips can be used for tea
As improve train others to recognise the plant.

- Weeding. Control Hawthorn. Red and orange berry spiky tree.
Get training to recognise the specific plants and how to remove.
Bush, Up to 4m tall with multiple thorny, woody stems
Use long handled clipper or axe to access, Stomp on with strong boots, pick axe out from roots.
Observe long term if poison required.
Keep the wood. Can be processed, burnt, used as stakes, tools.
Berries can be eaten, used medicinally, used for bird feed.
That which isn't used place in weed tea or fire.
As improve train others to recognise the plant.

- Plant Trees
Get training
place via permaculture design plan
clear grass, fertilise, water, micro landscaping, swales etc

- Plant Herbs, understory etc
Get training. companion plants etc
place via permaculture design plan

- ID plant and make signs
weeds, fungus, herbs etc

- Move off cutting wood from Elf house Grotto
Stick in wood piles under cover.

- Build. Garden beds
- Build. Vertical beds
strawberries
- Build. watertanks
- Build. aquaculture nursery tubs
- Build. Portable cow fencing
- Build. Portable chicken fencing
- Build. Portable chicken night coop
- Build. Improve driveway
- Build. Improve govt road
- Build. Bee apiary
move bees from caravan

- Build. security systems. 
- Build. Automatic gates

- Art. Paint container
consider vertical gardens, over building etc. graffiti impermanent aspects

- Art. Driveway sign
Wallaby sculpture?

- Art. Freeway sign
Wallaby sculpture?

- Art. Bright future legacy story

- Build. Dig Spa grotto
- Build. Dig Pool Grotto
- Build. Pool area rocket stove water heater
Build a large rocket stove
Wrap heating chamber with pipe. Copper?
Get thermostat for storage chamber.
piping to pool and spa. valves.

- Build.  Free up Apple tree near Pool Grotto
The apple has black berry and a weed tree using resources it could use.
Sunlight, organic material, water will improve.

- Build - make rocket stove for hobbit grotto
Consider as long term placement of hobbit hole

- Build - make shower at bottom corner of block near creek
clean area more with machete
Use olive barrel in tree as water reservoir
get pump. Approx $50 for 12v dc 4m head pump
solar only $40
hand pump backup?
pallets for flooring
sand smooth
sink?




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