Soil as ‘floor’ for Rural Agricultural Exhibition Park, Longerenong, Victoria, Australia.
Community values/uses for this soil-
Flat foundation for tents and exhibition buildings to stand upon for the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.
Challenges in using this soil for exhibitions
Lots of feet and machinery traffic cut into fine particles,
so that when strong winds blow, if uncovered, these fine clays blow as dust
Management to keep soil covered and reduce wind erosion–
The field days site is irrigated to grow grass in early autumn
and the main roads are properly made on top of the clay soil base.
– about the Wimmera Vertosols from this VRO description and map
– about soil used to support other heavier infrastructure such as a terradome and bridges in the Dimboola Garden of Earthy Treasures and Box Hill Soil Selfies, respectively.
-about growing a family farm on black clays in this Darling Downs Soil Selfies from Queensland
Credits: J. C. gives permission for these photos and their information to be used under a (cc) license . Warracknabeal, Australia, 2015
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