Hi! I am fascinated with the idea of hugelkulture beds and want to build raised beds for a community garden at a local senior center in Hollywood. We will transform the front lawn into beautiful geometrically shaped beds and I am looking for more solid proof of the effectiveness of these beds. Most of what I find is just the beginning stages of the beds online. I want to present this idea to the center and get wood donated from the county forestry division. I think that this could be a great solution to the water shortages here also. If you have any RECENT info, pics, videos or stories on this topic please let me know. You can also email me at email@example.com Also, I have a website that is under construction for my inner citygardening projects. www.gardensofinspiration.org THANKS!
Paul has a video on some people making a hugelkulture bed last summer. Just click on any of the youtube vids at the top of the forum pages to go to Paul's collection and look for it there. It's also on his channel at youtube. Let me know if you have any problems finding it.
Hah! wait now. Sarah did you find me before or after this post? and here i am thinking i turned you on to permies!
re: water shortages... would they go for setting up a rainwater catchment system with 55gal plastic drums,or 250+gal stacked caged water tanks? then run drip lines from that . the system could be concealed behind tall hedges ,or wood fence to be more aesthetically pleasing.
any pics, videos (besides Holtzer) of a mature hugelkuture bed?
I guess I'm looking for more evidence that it works before I make a lumpy yard.
I'm totally sold on hugelkultur, personally. I've only been using the technique for a few months but my winter garden in hugel beds was the best ever until The Big Freeze, and even then a lot of things survived and are producing now. See pics in the thread I linked to above.
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