Building a Wattle Fence

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We’re experimenting with building a simple wattle fence at the farmstand entrance, using manjack posts and limbs from some fence clearing projects.

A wattle fence is one of the most ancient fence types, and uses no metal fasteners. At the end of its useful life it can be composted!

Our wattle fence will create a pleasant garden walkway for farmstand customers, a place for us to display potted native trees for sale, and an enclosure for our ducks.

Dave Mattera, one of our super volunteers, is spearheading the project on Saturday mornings. If you’d like to join him and learn this eco-friendly, 18th century skill, please feel free to join him! ARTfarm volunteers must be non-smokers, please.