Hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell:
– grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization
– has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards
– use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned
– it is pretty much nothing more than buried wood
– can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better
– can start small, and be added to later
– can always be small – although bigger is better
– You can save the world from global warming by doing carbon sequestration in your own back yard!
– perfect for places that have had trees blown over by storms
– can help end world hunger
– give a gift to your future self
Read all the details at the source: Rich Soil.com
5 thoughts on “Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds”
Wow is that all a raised garden bed behind you in the video? That is quite impressive!
Another keen innovation.
I like this one a lot because it’s so practical and pretty much anyone can do it.
See our previous Sepp Holzer blog post for more great ideas like this one: https://naturalbuildingblog.siterubix.com/sepp-holzers-permaculture-system/
We at our farm are introducing Hugelkultur and have done quite a bit of research on this. Some concerns need to be given to sunlight, direction of winds and rain water in order to align these beds. Also it is recommended to have these beds build with steeper sides to a height of 5-10 feet in order for them not to compact too quickly. We recommend also to look up literature on this written by Sepp Holzer, Austria, one of the Gurus on Hugelkultur and Permaculture.
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