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Sheet Mulch / Hugelkultur

Learn about the sheet mulching techniques we use in our No Weed, No Water, No Till, Deep Mulch, Drip Irrigated Gardening System. In addition, we are experimenting with a Hugelkultur . . . a European forestry technique in which the slash from forestry operations is covered with dirt to create a nursery bed for new plants. Bring gloves, water bottle and a sack lunch.

Traditional gardening systems, even organic, deplete soil nutrients. Nature builds nutrients into the system over time by maintaining a habitat for a complete soil ecosystem that holds nutrients through complete growth, decay and regrowth cycles. When you till the soil you destroy that habitat, burn your organic matter faster than the plants can use the nutrients and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

These No Till gardening systems recreate the habitat for soil organisms, build soil fertility over time, reduce the work load on the gardener, sequester carbon in the soil, and produce prolifically. Why would you garden any other way?

The cost is $25.00, except that these events are free for garden team members.

The saying goes that there is no bad weather only insufficient clothing. We will hold the event unless there is a blizzard or something. You can RSVP to d-braden AT comcast.net and we will send you notice of cancellation.

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  • David B.

    Tara, there is another next weekend in Broomfield. Hope you can make it then.

    March 4, 2013

  • David B.

    For whatever reason, we only had two members show up. Oh well, there will be other opportunities. We hope to see you all at the next event.

    March 4, 2013

  • Tara

    I am so sorry I missed this! I got confused with the dates and thought it was next weekend.

    March 3, 2013

  • Calista B.

    Sorry will be working

    March 2, 2013

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