Hügelkultur Workshop

Instructor: Lion Waxman
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: SFI, Selma
Tuition: $70

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Hügelkultur roughly translates from the German as “mound culture.” It is a centuries old permacultural practice in which a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is later, or immediately, planted as a raised bed. In this hands-on workshop we will learn how to design raised beds by implementing this regenerative agriculture practice which enriches poor soils, retains moisture (thus reducing water use), sequesters carbon in the soil, quickly warms soils in spring, and provides a healthy, productive alternative to burning biomass.

The first few hours of the workshop will focus on a discussion of soils, soil health and the theory, benefits and design techniques behind hügelkultur. The second half will include hands-on implementation of what we have learned by building a new hügelkultur garden onsite at SFI and sowing a cover crop.

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