Earthworks Practicum @ Yandoit in Victoria

Yandoit 1:400 fall Access and water harvesting road

Yandoit 1:400 fall Access and water harvesting road

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

 

Chris and Darren

Chris Day and Darren Doherty

Group Shot at Yandoit

Group Shot at Yandoit

Surveying

Surveying

Dam and Track

Dam and Track

Chris, Bridgett and Richard in Dam

Chris, Bridgett and Richard in Dam

 

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