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Sun, May 21


re:Source Sanctuary and Farm


If you have wooded land and/or a lot of compostable material, this method of raised beds is something you should know about!

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Time & Location

May 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

re:Source Sanctuary and Farm, 482 Stone Road, Grafton, WV 26354, USA

About the event

This class is offered by Root + Rhizome School of Folkways and is co-taught by Lily.

Take  raised beds to the next level with Hügelkultur! Hügelkultur can be  translated as “mound culture”—in  which plants or crops are grown on  raised beds with a mounded shape and  form. Many swear that it takes  raised beds to the next level.

Put simply, hugelkultur is a centuries-old, traditional way of  building a garden bed from rotten logs and plant debris. These mound  shapes are created by  marking out an area for a raised bed, clearing  the land, and then  heaping up woody material (that’s ideally already  partially rotted)  topped with compost and soil. This is an excellent  way to compost, feed your intentional plants, create a closed loop  system, and get better crops!

Hügelkultur is popular with gardeners who have struggled with heavy  clay and poor or compacted soil, which is why here at re:Source we are  starting out this way. We have acid, clay heavy, rocky soil, and also 12  acres of forest with many downed trees. Hügelkultur to the rescue! It  is a good way to build up a planting bed and turn woody debris into  a garden.

Join us as we build our first beds and prepare what is less  desireable land into a fertile oasis! Learn the technique in person, or  become a patron and get access to our video library as we build our farm  and video library! We video all our hands-on classes!

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