- Hugelkultur mounds are usually positioned perpendicular to the wind.
- Sometimes used as a staging process to dispose of wood and build soil which can then be spread onto crop land.
- Think of a hugelkultur as a produce aisle raised bed.
- Make sure the design fits into how you live your life and how you want to live your life.
- “All of these things are techniques to be used at appropriate times.”
- “Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” George Bernard Shaw
- “Permaculture is action oriented positivism.”
- “If it doesn’t fit how you live your life or how you want to live your life you are very quickly shown the limitations of the design.”
- “Let the bed show you what wants to grow where.”
- Soil building structure.
- Semi-permanent planting bed.
- It creates microclimates.
- Lifting the soil surface towards the sun and that adds degree days.
Large Scale Hugelkultur Installation
Darfield Earthship Grocery Store Landscape – Before
Darfield Earthship Grocery Store Landscape – After
Salsbury Victoria Hugelkultur
Averbury Abby Hugelkultur
Holzerhof Three Water Retention Structures
Sepp Holzer – Farming with Nature
Books by Sepp Holzer:
More information on Javan Bernakevitch:
You can contact Javan via javan at permaculturebc dot com
Javan’s previous podcast on Finding Your Niche: 032: How to fail better. The quest for origination, not emulation.
Gord Hiebert’s design firm that Javan works with – Element Eco-Design
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