"hey, how'd the rest of the project workout? the video looks great. hopefully we can get video footage of planting and maybe some walking around footage during various weeks of growth to notice the difference. :). (at worst case TONS of…"
"I agree with David, what a fun and informative video. great job! now there will be 3 movies on hugelkulture on youtube lol.
email me at JB80504co@gmail.com we can set up a meet time maybe, what city do you live in?"
This is first meeting of the new Transition Longmont group. We will just meet and see who shows up and talk about where we want this group to go and brainstorm some ideas for events. I am shooting for one of the shelters at Thompson Park in Longmont.See More
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"Hey David, Hows your digital camera? mines not that great but good enough I wanted to get a ton of pictures before, during and after etc. Hugelkultur isn't that well documented on the internet.
any chance we can do a comparative grow? :)"
"I arranged a way to make it. Yay for me! lol. I dont own a shovel though.
Ill be leaving longmont at about 8:30, so Im going to be a little late. (assuming i dont get lost... then ill be even later hahaha, ill print directions ;) )
This will be the first project at the Applewood Permaculture Institute. We will be building garden beds using "sheet mulching" and "hugelkultur" techniques designed to build long term fertility into your garden design. Sunday, March 27, 20119:00 am to 4:00 pmBring a sack lunch, shovel, gloves and water bottle. Price is $25.00 per person, except that there is no charge for members of a Gardening Team. …See More
"Hey cool, I wanted to attend that one too :). but I couldn't.
I think this is a great idea! when do we start building? haha. but for realz I'd like to be apart of it, sounds like an awesome hands on learning experience.
I wanted to throw…"
"I think it's all in the planning. If we could build a Solar Green house to maximize efficiency for winter and incorporated a Subterranean Heating and Cooling system (ill add some links at the end of this). Of course can’t forget the solar…"
Great Links Jason. Those projects are not too different than what Leo Kacenjar did at the Digital Garden on Leetsdale. There is an event at that garden October 16, 5:30 to 7:30 where you could see the success he had.
I will have to re-evaluate my plans for all the branches at my place. I was thinking of chipping them up and using them for pathways. Instead, I think I will look at using them as the base of the bed and supplement with all the free wood chips we can get from the local arborist. Great stuff.
Jason, thank you for your interest in the new Garden at the Double Rainbow Ranch. I will be giving a short explanation of the No Weed, No Water, No Till, Deep Mulch, Drip Irrigated gardening system we are promoting. Kerry Temple-Wood, owner of the property and proposed garden coordinator, will be assessing interest in the garden as a way to gauge the amount of materials she wants to acquire for the key hole sheet mulching. We will also "layout" the initial beds - so there will be a small opportunity to get dirty. The real dirty part will be scheduled for a later date.
If I remember Gaia's Garden, a Hugelkultur is where tree trimmings are buried to act as a water storage system as they decompose. If I remember that right, I have been experimenting with that on my property and I would be interested in how you are thinking of using that concept. Let me know.