On April 18th 2014 we returned from an excellent Earthworks Practical in Yandoit in Central Victoria.
We have returned skilled up and inspired for some larger scale projects in SA.
A great course was put on by Dan from VEG and Darren Doherty at Lisa and Michael Jacksons place, ‘Yandoit Farm’.
We learnt how to survey contours, and calculate a 1:400 fall on a dual purpose road/water catching surface, then the Earthworks team went about ‘reconstructive Earth Surgery’. We also marked out a keyline contour, and used the Yoemans plow to plow on this line, at equal intervals along the property.
We built much more than Dams, Roads and Keyline, we built strong community connections and skill sharing.
We got some great video footage too, so once we compress the videos, we will upload these too.
Check out the VEG website for more details. http://www.veryediblegardens.com/
See some photos below