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Building a new hugel at Allerton Abby.

The wood was collected from around the Abby site, off cuts from constructing the green house, old weathered logs, broken junk poles and brush. A mix of new wood and rotting wood. The logs were stacked perpendicular to the run of the berm.
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My section is marked out with white stakes.
My section is marked out with white stakes.
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My other start photo was lost but you can see my spot right before I drop the first scoop on.
My other start photo was lost but you can see my spot right before I drop the first scoop on.
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More dirt
More dirt
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Still some wood exposed here.
Still some wood exposed here.
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More than seven foot tall
More than seven foot tall
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Six foot long
Six foot long
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I seeded with alfalfa, white and red clover, hairy vetch, winter rye, Sepp Grains, a mix of mustards, stinging nettle, quinoa, and dock.
I seeded with alfalfa, white and red clover, hairy vetch, winter rye, Sepp Grains, a mix of mustards, stinging nettle, quinoa, and dock.
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Comfrey and sunchokes
Comfrey and sunchokes
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Finished hugel
Finished hugel
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Finished Hugel 2
Finished Hugel 2
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I built a hugelkultur up at Wheaton Labs. It was quite a satisfying experience, and using the excavator was super fun! Excited to see how it looks in a year.

I planted the following seeds: Buckwheat, Crimson Clover, Alfalfa, Winter Peas, Alsike clover, Rose clover, Common vetch, Red cow peas, cherry pit, English peas, White dutch clover, Delicatta squash, and the requisite dozen Sepp Holzer grains. I also planted 3 each of comfrey and sunchokes.

The wood was sourced from different brush piles and logs near the Wofati. Some needed to be cut down to size using the chainsaw. I believe that they were all pine logs, since that's the primary tree species on the property.

My mulches were a mixture of grasses that I don't know the name of, knapweed, pine branches, and some barley.
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Finished Photo 1
Finished Photo 1
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Finished Photo 2
Finished Photo 2
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Barley mulch
Barley mulch
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Mulches left to right - mixture of grasses, knapweed, pine branches
Mulches left to right - mixture of grasses, knapweed, pine branches
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sunchoke tubers to plant
sunchoke tubers to plant
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comfrey roots to plant
comfrey roots to plant
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Seed mix
Seed mix
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Length of unmulched hugel
Length of unmulched hugel
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Height of unmulched hugel
Height of unmulched hugel
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Progress photo 3
Progress photo 3
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Progress Photo 2
Progress Photo 2
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Progress Photo 1
Progress Photo 1
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Before Photo 1
Before Photo 1
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Before Photo 2
Before Photo 2
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Built a Hugel at the 2021 SKIP event using an Excavator.

This wood came from various cut off left overs that where next to the passive green house or across the road from it.

Here is a list of what was planted:
Sepp Holzer grains
Buckwheat
Mustard
Crimson clover
Alfalfa
Winter peas
Alsike clover
Common vetch
Red cow peas
White Dutch clover
Cherry
Black walnut
Rye grass
Tillage radish
Sun chokes
Comfrey

The mulch was a mix of:

evergreen branches
Mullen
wood mulch that happened to be right behind this hugel spot from a stump.
Sepp Holzer Grass dead standing harvest.
Nap weed
Grass
Sunchoke (transplanted)
Starting-Photo-Hugel.jpg
Starting state of the land with white stakes
Starting state of the land with white stakes
First-LEvel.jpg
the first level of construction completed
the first level of construction completed
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The Level
The Level
Final-Level.jpg
The Final Level completed
The Final Level completed
HeightMeasure.jpg
Showing the height with a tape and a Mike for reference
Showing the height with a tape and a Mike for reference
LengthMeasure.jpg
Showing the length with a Mike for reference
Showing the length with a Mike for reference
Seeds.jpg
The Things to be planted
The Things to be planted
FinalSiteWork.jpg
Finished Photo with Mulch
Finished Photo with Mulch
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