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Hands-On Hugelkultur Garden Workshop

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Hands-On Hugelkultur  Garden Workshop

Time: August 5, 2010 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham, WA
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Phone: 360-398-7061
Event Type: hands-on, workshop
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2010

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Permaculturist, Paul Wheaton, will be visiting Inspiration Farm to offer a workshop in hugelkultur ("hugle-culture"). This is a technique for composting scrap wood and yard waste and planting a garden on top of it--this makes for raised beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, and retaining water. As the years pass, the deep soil of your bed becomes incredibly rich and loaded with soil life. $10-$20 sliding fee. Carpooling or biking highly recommended (veggie prizes for people who bike!)

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Comment by Heather K on August 7, 2010 at 12:47pm
I hope Paul can post one of his photo's or video's showing a fully planted hugelkulture 2 years or more after its been planted, that is thriving & fruiting without being watered.
Comment by christy in Bham on August 3, 2010 at 12:52am
This will be a great event though we have a houseful of relatives that day. Thanks for putting this on Brian!
Comment by jasmin liepa on July 31, 2010 at 6:51pm
Hi!! didn't know there was a name to this technique....I did this to 3 areas in my garden early on about 15 years ago.......worked well for me....jasmin
Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on July 30, 2010 at 2:10pm
Hi Heather, we have enough brush and stumps to use. if people want to bring any perennial plants to put in that would be great, otherwise we have everything we need. I am open for this to morph into a potluck meal at the end if people want to bring some food to share.
Comment by Heather K on July 30, 2010 at 1:57pm
Hey Brian! Are you going to offer folks to bring by their piles of brush to add to your hugelkulture?
I'll send this invite out to folks! I try to swing by mid afternoon if I make it out of Semiahoo in time.

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