|by Scott Sherwood|
Oh No Julie! Not Cyclone wire.
-Oh Yes Cecilia..But we don't have to use the barbed wire.
That's a relief.
No barbed wire fencing.
But 27 by 16 meters of flat industrial fence around our lovely newly-conceived garden!
Visitors will be frightened, they will keep away.
But I pull myself together and say:
"Don't worry Julie, I'm a Permaculture designer, I can make the best of it".
I just found out that the community garden I'm designing at the dear town of Narrandera HAS TO have a cyclone wire fence around it.
-To keep out Kangaroos.
A two metre fence??
-If they have a run up, they flyyy, these big roos.
Why can't we use nice wood, like the Narrandra Men's Shed fence?
-We've got the grant and bought the wire already.
Cant we re-sell it on ebay?
-No, that would be cheating.
How about we Stagger it, like this?
-Nice! I will go ask the engineer...
...Ah, No. Engineer says no.
"Maybe we could do a Trompe-l'œil", suggests Julie.
We could. In desperation.
This one is pretty good, wire on wire:
|Lacy chain link fence, Design Center Philadelphia University|
|Cyclone fence chain link embroidery decoration. Beautiful!|
Outside the homework club in North Melbourne
|Lacy fence by Demarkersvan|
The energy we get from the vegetables we grow will never compete with the embodied energy of a massive steel structure, but this is the world we live in.
|Pretty morning glory chain mesh|
|Staggered chain mesh fence|
|"Just the right spot for a beaut metal fence luv"|