28 Feb '16, 12am

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden

That sounds rather efficient, doesn’t it? You’ve likely come across natural instances of hugelkultur before and never even noticed what was going on, as all the magic was happening beneath the soil. If you’ve ever taken a walk through the forest (which I really hope everyone has), you’ve probably noticed how lush all the greenery is in there. In the woods, nothing ever goes to waste: When a tree branch falls onto the forest floor, it will sink a bit into the earth and humus there, and slowly accumulate compost and soil over it as leaves fall. Seeds from trees, fungi, flowers, and lichen will find their way over to the gloriously decomposing pile of nutrients that the log will become, and before you know it, that area will be covered with new life. Eventually, as the log disintegrates, the area around it will sink down to the new “ground level”, and all the goodness release...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/diy-hugelkultur-how-build-raised-per...

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