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Turning concrete into garden… Ooooh yeah!

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At Libertas Gardens, we like to think that most concrete driveways are just absurdly thickly mulched garden beds… waiting for a rescue!

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Gardens instead of concrete!

This somewhat uninteresting slab of concrete has been preventing water to permeate the soil under it for decades. Except a pretty stubborn patch of grass pushing through a crack, nothing has been able to grow or live here. Until we came to the rescue!

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This driveway can fit 8 cars… after our little intervention there will still be room for four cars, but room will be made for a few native plants, a bit of human food, native birds, and hundreds and thousands of insects and other wiggly invertebrates!

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Dan with the concrete cutter. Yes, yes, it is a LOT less fun than it looks to cut concrete!

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A bit of hard work is needed to undo the reinforced steel fabric of our civilisation…

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The strict minimum of concrete has been kept. A bit more work on drainage and soil improvement is coming, but this garden will look superb in no time.

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It is all taking shape!

Come back for further developments!

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A dirty dirty man after a dirty dirty day!

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Permaculture design and project design by Dan Harris.

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