Past Meetup

Hugelkultur Workshop: Turning Brush Piles into Garden Beds

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Price: $29.00 /per person

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Join us for a very special session led by experienced Hugelkultur-ist Jim Kovaleski who will be briefly passing through Portland and sharing his knowledge with us.

Hugelkultur is a technique, popular with many permaculture people, for turning slash and woody debris and wood waste into lush, fertile growing beds. It is another example of working with ecological principles to take what would otherwise be a "waste product" and create value, yield and ecosystem health. Rather than chip all that woody debris or haul it "away" (wherever THAT is!), hugelkultur could be the answer for you.

Space is limited and this event will likely have a waiting list.

8:30 Convene/park/coffee & tea 8:45 Intro Discussion & Presentation of Conecepts 9:45 Hands-on Hugelkultur building session, including planting! 12:30 Potluck Lunch and Follow-up Discussion (please bring a dish to share and your own potluck kit) 1:30 Wrap-up

Here are a few teasers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWaEEdB6GZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp_IObIkInQ

and an article http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/08/is_this_permacu.php (including the comments)

About Jim:

"I did my PDC at the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas California with Penny Livingston, Geoff Lawton and Brock Dolman June 2007. Currently I spend the winters at Freedom House Farm on the west coast of Florida as an urban market gardener using permaculture principles and practices which last year produced 2000 pounds of organic produce from less than 1/10 of an acre of urban land. My summers are spent at Lamb Cove Farm in Robbinston Maine share cropping and regenerating the neglected fields and forest using Permaculture principles and practices. This summer will be my third summer in a tent camp on Lamb Cove experimenting with exceptional results with using a scythe to cut and gather on-site fertility and using hugelkulturs to use the existing brush in place to produce a crop the first year."