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Gin Gin State School - Queensland


Sunday February 11 2007, saw  a fantastic turnout of Gin Gin State School teachers, parents,  students, and people from the wider Gin Gin community.

The reason?

A working Bee to get the Gin Gin State School Wicking Bed  Project up and running.
Gin Gin State School

The Wicking Bed Project


Below is a pictorial of the progress of the Gin Gin State School Wicking Bed Project that will hopefully prove itself to be a workable pilot for others to follow.

Colin Austin's Wicking Bed Technologies utilised in this project have also been incorporated into the Easy Grow System. See easygrowvegetables.com for plans and more information.

 
planning the day The Whiteboard - mapping the day
cutting lengths of steel for bolts Cutting steel legths for bolts
Principal Norris preparing steel bolts Gin Gin State School Principal  Chris Norris grinding bolt lengths
prepared bolts Steel bolts ready for beds.
cutting sleepers for beds Cutting Sleepers to lenth
placing sleepers Building the Sleeper Beds
placing sleepers Placing Sleepers
drilling boltholes for sleepers Drilling Bolt holes
drilling sleepers Drilling for Bolts
Bolting Sleepers Bolting up the Sleeper Beds
laying poly Laying the Poly Sheets
Polys Sheet and Watering Pipe Poly Sheet and Watering Pipe in place
soil Mixing the Soil.  Worm Castings from Kookaburra Worm Farms, garden soil and Cane mill mud.
mixing soil Mixing the Soil
mixing soil Adding to the mix
Wheelbarrows queue Barrows queueing for soil
soil to barrows Soil to Barrows
soil to barrows Soil to the Barrow
barrows to beds From Barrows to the Wicking Beds
soil to beds More Soil to the Wicking Beds
soil in beds Soil in the Wicking Beds
Colin Austin discussing Wicking Beds Colin Austin from Waterright talking to the local Paper
preparing straw mulch Preparing the Straw Mulch
Straw to Beds Mulch from Barrow to Wicking Bed
placing straw mulch Placing the Staw Mulch
Wicking Beds Wicking Beds!
Tidying up Tidying up.







Last update   Feb 11 2007

   

 

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