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New hugelkultur orchard for community garden

 
Dale Hodgins
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I happened upon this scene, while searching out ponds. It's right beside a community garden in Victoria West. A lady from the office, told me that about 30 volunteers had done it over a weekend. When I said hugelkultur, she said, "Yes, that's what it's called".

It will be planted with fruit trees, next spring. Most wood is maple and plum. The city public works dept. supplied wood. A sign on the wood pile explained that it was needed. They were worried about another city crew, gathering up the mess and taking it to the composting facility.
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The nearby garden is well established. The woman in charge is the same one who led the way in building the cob bench. I'm going to contact her to see if she's a member of this forum. Hopefully, we'll hear from her and we can update this in the future.

A couple weeks ago, I saw a pile of wood in a yard and asked if it was up for grabs. It is being saved for hugelkultur as well. That's two discoveries in two weeks. There must be more.
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Hi Dale, we're nearly neighbours. I have a third of an acre on the Sunshine Coast and am refitting it to more natural systems. I haven't decided exactly what yet, still doing research.
Just wanted to say hi, since I've read many of your posts.

Cheers
 
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Grace Birdie wrote:Hi Dale, we're nearly neighbours. I have a third of an acre on the Sunshine Coast and am refitting it to more natural systems. I haven't decided exactly what yet, still doing research.
Just wanted to say hi, since I've read many of your posts.

Cheers


Hi Grace, feel free to call me if you're on the island. If I'm doing a bus tour, you and yours can hop on and join me for a free tour. We can take turns blathering to my passengers about permaculture through the PA system.
 
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Summer was very dry and I don't think anybody watered the garden, two years in a row. Some things died and some were quite stunted.

I offered to supply dead, half rotten wood for the project, but was told that they had enough. My beds at the farm employ much more wood. 

 After the trees are about five years old, the survivors should do well. This happens with trees just planted in the soil,  without any wood waste.
 
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