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Blogging about hugelkultur

 
Lauren Dixon
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Location: Kalispell, Montana
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Fellow permies, I have had so much fun on this hugelkultur adventure, I decided to write up a beginner's guide with photos of our homestead hugelkultur projects. Check it out! Feel free to share our post if you enjoy the read. We need to infect lots of brains!

http://ourmountainhearth.com/hoogle-what-the-garden-that-feeds-and-waters-itself/


 
Nate Zitting
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Awesome blog! Thanks
 
Dorcas Brown
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Location: west central Missouri
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You have a head start on me. I only heard about Hugelkulur about August or so. by that time my raised bed was already suffering fro m the heat and lack of rain. We had a wet spring but without knowing how to save the water on my land my plants were suffering.
I agree it is fun! I started looking around my yard for abandoned logs and moving them to my future beds.On top of some of them was a 30 year old brush pile. Others had accumulated leaves,etc. They all were partially rotten, great! This old lady worked off and on ever since then when the weather cooperates with my busy schedule. I have to space out my energy use so I don't get exhausted. By now I have quite a long but low expanse almost ready for the dirt topping. I am still working on the forest duff which was under the brush. By planting time I should have some of it ready and sa the season warms up I hope to have it all ready.
On your blog you introduced me to another new word = frass. Now I will include all the insects I find in my duff instead of leaving them behind. Your experiece and pictures have really encouraged me.
 
Lauren Dixon
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Granny,

Excellent! I love your story about your budding hugelkultur experience. It is so exciting to me to see people turning to this method, from all walks of life, age groups, and climates! If you don't mind, would you post your story in the comments section of our hugelkultur blog post? I think it would be great for others to read the post and see that it is feasible in conditions other than ours, as well!

Thanks for your reply,
Lauren
 
Dorcas Brown
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If you have the expertise to copy & paste it to your blog go ahead. Or if you know some other way to get it there, do it. I only do basic computer stuff - learning to post here is pretty wild for me.
 
Lauren Dixon
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Will do, Granny. Thanks for the permission!
 
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