Stage One of the works to create a water-efficient micro-farm at WAMS Community Garden has been completed.
Earthworks were completed aided by a survey undertaken in August. Then 4 UNSW Engineering students with their Make-a-space Facilitator Mel Wimbourne travelled to Walgett in late September 2020. WAMS and UNSW made a special COVID plan for their visit and WAMS provided accommodation. While in Walgett the students demonstrated and constructed half of the poly tunnels shade structures and wicking beds. This enabled WAMS to complete Stage One of the garden project in the following weeks. Stage One is now complete so now Walgett has 48 wicking beds shaded by poly tunnels that will get us through the summer. This project is being undertaken by WAMS, DEG with YN collaborators - the UNSW Global Water Institute, and the Impact Engineers students, supported by the NSW Government’s “Increasing Resilience to Climate Change” program.