WAMS Water Efficient Micro Farm Progress


Stage One of the works to create a water-efficient micro-farm at WAMS Community Garden is underway. Earth works were completed so that ground is levelled as specified by the survey undertaken in August. 48 wicking beds were filled with a special soil mix and shade poly tunnels were assembled by 4 UNSW Engineering students with their Make-a-space Facilitator Mel Wimbourne.

They applied for permission from the university to attend Walgett from 27 - 29 September to assist WAMS’ staff with this installation. The students had already assembled the structures in Sydney so were confident the assembly could be achieved in 1 day. WAMS made a special COVID plan for their visit and provided accommodation.

This project is being undertaken by WAMS, DEG with YN collaborators supported by the NSW Government’s “Increasing Resilience to Climate Change” program, the UNSW Global Water Institute, and the Impact Engineers student volunteers.

Above: UNSW Impact Engineers Niall and Jasper installing new water-efficient garden beds and teaching Kim Sullivan and Bunjee Dennis as they will be establishing gardens as part of their  AOD work.

Dundas Street Accommodation

Dundas Street

Namoi Street Accommodation

Namoi Street