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 and we will send you notice of cancellation.

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  • Ingrid P.

    I was really looking forward to March 9 in Broomfield. Weather said otherwise. I'll be there on the 17th, albeit late.

    March 10, 2013

  • elizabeth

    Went to the one last sat at LSI.
    Where was everyone..only 2 showed from this group. BRADEN thought 18 had signed up! Oh well.

    March 10, 2013

  • David B.

    It is hard to do sheet mulch in a foot of snow. :-). This event has been rescheduled for March 17.

    March 9, 2013

  • David B.

    The event has been rescheduled for March 17. Hope to see you there.

    March 8, 2013

  • David B.

    Now they are saying 7 to 12 inches of snow and we have decided to cancel this event. We will reschedule and I will post a notice here (though I'm not sure how that works on a past event). Or, you can contact me at the e-mail above and I will add you to the list to be notified.

    March 7, 2013

  • David B.

    The latest forecast shows cool and possible showers for Saturday. A great day for moving material :-). Dress warm in layers and we will have a great time.

    March 5, 2013

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