I'm a newbie to this permie stuff. I do agree we all need to do what we can and then some. I moved to the high desert in December 2014 and do enjoy the different way of life it presents. A couple of days ago I found this site and don't even remember what I was looking for but the page on hugelkultur really grabbed my attention, I'm in the high desert of southern California not far from Joshua Tree National Park maybe 15 minutes away.
But with the rainfall that is stated for this area 3.34" annually and wanting to have a garden I would really like to know more about this method.
So I'm reading as much as I can find online about it and plan on getting one started asap, this being a windy area I need to make this a sunken bed I think, the property I have has lots of weeds and I'm thinking of using them at the bottom of a four foot deep trench on top of which I'll use the neighbors tree trimmings and some old unused fireplace logs that were laying around when we bought the place.
If anyone has any insights not yet mentioned please post them.