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?