In honor of Earth Day, we thought we would share a new project going on at Annye’s Whole Foods! It’s called Hugelkultur!
What is Hugelkultur? “It roughly translates from German to mean “mound culture.” It is an ancient practice of creating raised garden beds by covering wood with soil.” (Edible Landscaping by, Michael Judd) “The buried wood acts like a sponge, capturing water and nutrients for later use by whatever you choose to plant. As it decomposes, the wood draws in beneficial fungi and quickly turns into rich soil. The results are astounding for such a simple process and creates the most amazing, fertile, and self-hydrating raised beds!
What’s Great about Hugelkultur?
- Amazing Water Retention
- Warmer Soil
- Builds Soil Fertility
- Creates micro-climates
- Recycles Organic Matter On-site
- Less Bending Over!
- Cleans your Yard up in Style.
To learn more about Hugelkultur, pick up the book Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd, stop in to see the progress at 14 Amelia Drive or call up Dutra Designs to start your Hugelkultur garden project.
Happy Earth Day!