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Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes
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Project Management for Constructing an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes

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An overview of how the garden installation project was managed.

An overview of how the garden installation project was managed.

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  • 1. Construction of an Edible Forest Garden in Greystanes Paul Boundy November 2013 Direct Environmental Projects
  • 2. Project Objective Design and construct an edible forest garden at a client’s residence in Greystanes before the end of November 2013. Goals • A successful garden – overcome site challenges • Natives adapted to the region • Low cost & recycled materials where possible 2
  • 3. Edible Forest Garden • Food growing systems that • Mimic natural ecological systems • Are natural ecological systems Edible Forest Gardening • Forest layers • Polycultures • Perennial plants • Nutrient cycling • Pest predator support
  • 4. The Site – A Backyard in Greystanes 4
  • 5. Deliverables • Background on Edible Forest Gardening • Select suitable plants • Select supporting plants • Design Drawings • Cost estimate for materials & plants • Installation 5
  • 6. Design Constraints • Client & designers experience • Clients cultural heritage – part Laos • Budget $1000 (???) • Limited space • One day to install • Heavy clay soil • Harsh climate: • Low rainfall, Hot Summers 6
  • 7. Design Concept Drawings
  • 8. Planning & Tracking • Google Calendar • Gantt Chart • Materials Cost Spreadsheet 8
  • 9. Project Management • • • • Email and Phone communication Site Meetings x 4 Management support from Permablitz group Team installation by volunteers Achievements • Largest Blitz by Permablitz Sydney • Most ambitious Blitz by Permablitz Sydney • 22 volunteers
  • 10. Problems Chaos & unplanned events • ? Decision making & liaison with client • Low cost goal • Sleeper & soil selection adjusted by the client • • • • • • • • • • ? Moving materials to site ? Local native plants not obtained ? Children on site ? Vegetable bed on a slope - No new organics placed under cardboard ? Rodent barrier not installed + Path border improved during installation + Plant layout arranged by volunteers - Video camera A/C power not switched on & user error - No time for installing drip irrigation
  • 11. Implementation Video High Resolution Video • http://vimeo.com/79175436permablitzsydney/greystanes201 3highres Low Resolution Video • http://vimeo.com/79182475permablitzsydney/greystanes201 3lowres 11
  • 12. What would I do differently? • • • • • Invite a dedicated video person More time selecting nectary plants & local natives Add composted matter under cardboard to break up clay Attempt smaller projects or multistage the installation Inform the client more in the earliest stages to encourage greater engagement and commitment.
  • 13. Thank you • Any Questions?

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