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Build a Swale and Plant a Food Forest Workshop

Build a Swale and Plant a Food Forest Workshop

Come along to learn the fundamentals of suburban swale construction and planting out a productive, low-maintenance food forest.

At this Permaculture Northern Beaches workshop, you will learn how to set out and dig suburban-size contour swales in preparation for a food forest. Swales are a very effective way of slowing and catching water in the landscape so that it can soak into the soil instead of running off into drains and other areas. They are very effective tree-growing systems that will need little maintenance once established. Food forests are human-engineered ecosystems that contain many layered species of edible perennial plants.

Workshop cost is $40 for PNB members and $50 for non-members.


Hurry! Spaces for this great workshop are limited to 20 participants. All welcome!

You will need to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch (or there are shops and eateries nearby)

The workshop will be hosted by Kyle Taylor of Tierra Projects. Tierra projects are rooted in permaculture ethics and help homeowners, businesses, and community groups to achieve more self-sufficiency and sustainability.

We hope you can join us for this great workshop.

For more info reach out to info@permaculturenorthernbeaches.org.au


25 Feb 2024


9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 24 Feb 2024
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm