Location: WI, USA (Zone 5) Continental ~33" avg. rainfall
posted 7 years ago
I think that considering the volume of posts regarding Hugelkultur, it would benefit from its own catagory under growies. It seems that posting under the single Hugelkultur post is getting out of control.
Just a thought,
taking things to their illogical extreme, one conversation at a time...
I can see some subcategories for that giant hugels, pot hugels, char hugels, things that root too easily to use, pit hugels, how to make the tall ones harvestable, how to balance layout between solar orientation and slope, failures to learn from, methods for including large logs, successful microclimates from hugels.
Intermountain (Cascades and Coast range) oak savannah, 550 - 600 ft elevation. USDA zone 7a. Arid summers, soggy winters
Others have done the same. In the projects section, Tyler Ludens discribes her dry land "hugel pits". Ludi's permaculture projects https://permies.com/t/11215/projects/Ludi-permaculture-projects It would be a shame to break up the most successful thread on the site. This thread is a living testament to the increase in popularity of hugelkultur and the site in general. At one point it went 3 years without a posting. Now it's the most visited thread.
For new users such as myself, a hugelkultur subforum would be much easier to navigate than the huge hugel thread. It would also be great to have everything in one location, rather than spread across multiple subforums. So far I've avoided digging into the wealth of information available on the topic on this site due to the time commitment involved in going through a huge un-indexed thread.
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
posted 7 years ago
I think the sub-forum could work although the new reader would need to know what it is. At present many will stumble upon it.
I've noticed that some words have an automatic link. Any use of the word "pond" is clickable and leads to something about ponds. The words hugelkultur, swale and several others could be given this treatment and linked to the appropriate thread or article.
I also like this idea.
Especially since having heard abut hugelculture is one of the main reasons people might come across the website. (I think).
Best to be the one-stop-shop for all your hugelculture questions.