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R Lam
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Hi, I will try to find a piece of land in NSW for living, growing fruit and veggies and mini farming on a tight budget.

As much of Australia is dry then would it be possible to turn some dry land into a productive garden in a couple of years?

Some land that looks like what I'm interested is below. it will have water resources.  I would like to ask "would this type of land work, what about if its elevated on hills does that effect it much?"

Also, if it is far away from a city then what other ways can I make money? I have many ideas but would like to see what others think work with real experience!

How hard is it to stay and live in a van. caravan, shack etc while you build a home slowly? Do authorities get on your back?

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Peter Ellis
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You might want to google Zaytuna Farms.  geoff lawton's program should be able to provide you with loads of information.
 
R Lam
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thanks , I had a read about that farm and it looks interesting, some good info to help with organic systems etc.
 
Maureen Atsali
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R- if you have a water source, there is a lot you can do with a piece of land like that.  Considering how much is already growing there, you have a great start.  If you look at the greening the desert forums you will see folks doing work in even more dry and barren places.  Good luck!
 
James Everett
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being here in an area of about 15 inches on average sometime less.  If you dig in basins to help capture more on the land even if it is small basins you will see a change in just one year.  Just by putting in this 13" deep swale basin the area around it grew alot better.

I went from grasses this short.

to grasses like this from the two big rains that we had.
 
R Lam
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Maureen Atsali wrote:R- if you have a water source, there is a lot you can do with a piece of land like that.  Considering how much is already growing there, you have a great start.  If you look at the greening the desert forums you will see folks doing work in even more dry and barren places.  Good luck!
I watched the video of it the other day, very inspiring and interesting.

  If you dig in basins to help capture more on the land even if it is small basins you will see a change in just one year.  Just by putting in this 13" deep swale basin the area around it grew alot better.


I can see how it's working in those pics, this will also be a part of my plan, it makes sense
 
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