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In 2016 we were fortunate enough to live on a friend’s property where there was plenty of room to begin creating a dream garden. We had built a small cabin for ourselves and were ready to explore how to thrive off the land and reduce our costs while also improving our health and fitness. I had adopted a plant-based diet about 6 months earlier and was keen to now grow the food myself.
Knowing that it was not permanent and having almost no money to begin the project was daunting at first but it also made us get more creative and think outside our normal headspace. When the idea of a Chakra Garden came up, we wondered if it was possible and reached out to Google to explore if it had been done before, if it was possible at all. Once we had a little inspiration, it was all systems go and we researched what plants might go in. Although we’ve both had gardens before and have been picking seed for years, we hadn’t really realised just how many plants were edible and tasty!
Joe was volunteering over 40 hrs each week on the 340 acre property then and I was writing a book so our time was not fully focused on the garden. We drew up a rough plan and got started. First we needed to bring the tractor in, to remove a huge blackberry and soften the earth as it was really compacted. We had access to some old metal tent frames so we put them together with the intent to one day cover them and create a greenhouse for year-round growth. This frame measured 17m x 5m around the base and was about 2m high at its apex. We created removable sleeves out of old chimney flue and cemented the poles into the ground. It had to be extremely sturdy due to severe winds that often would destroy everything in their path on that section of the property, as we had experienced in early 2015 with the loss of a brand new gazebo that was heavily pegged into the ground!
We pulled apart some old flat-pack furniture to use as timber boxing for our garden beds, cutting up some old aluminium tent