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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Gardening.

Hugelkultur is basically gardening on buried wood.  It is laid out very well in this Richsoil Article.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - 7 feet tall, 7 feet wide, 6 feet long
  - mulch it with at least 4 different kinds of mulch
  - seed/plant at least a dozen different species
  - mostly nitrogen fixers
  - at least three comfrey plants
  - at least three sunchokes
  - at least a dozen sepp holzer grains

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
  - Two photos of the site before the work is started with the intended location marked out
  - Two photos of the site after the work is complete from the same two locations as the beginning pictures
  - Multiple photos during construction showing the contents of the hugel
  - Photos of the seeds, tubers, plants, etc prior to planting
  - A one paragraph write-up of what wood was used, what plants were planted, what mulches were applied and other important details
  - A photo showing some evidence that the bed is 7+ feet tall.

  - You may use an excavator or other heavy equipment if needed.  
  - digging 3' deep trenches on either side of a spot, piling wood there and covering with the trench dirt is one way to satisfy this BB.  

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One of Paul's videos about hugelkultur:

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