We are hosting a volunteer day at Decatur's Kitchen Garden. We'll continue with our mound-building, or Hügelkultur, as a component of our Pollinator Garden.
Hügelkultur is a composting process employing raised planting beds constructed on top of decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. The process helps to improve soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming, thus benefiting plants grown on or near such mounds.
Learn more about this practice here: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur
DECATUR'S KITCHEN GARDEN
500 S. Columbia Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
Note: DKG is located on the property of the United Methodist Children’s Home
From Columbia Dr., turn into the main entrance of the children’s home. You will see a brick building with white columns directly in front of you as you enter the small roundabout.
Turn right and follow the curve around towards the left. You will be on the right side of the brick building if you are facing it from the street.
Make your first left, as the road winds back towards the right.
Turn right again and follow the road. There will be a swimming pool and soccer field to your left.
At the end of this road just beyond the soccer field, turn left onto a dirt road.
Follow it until you see a sign that reads “No Vehicles Beyond This Point.” Do not go beyond that point. Park on the grass.
(Sometimes during soccer games, there will be many cars parked here.)
To the Garden:
From the parking area, walk past the “No Vehicles” sign towards the stone barn. The soccer field will be on your left. You will see a beautiful pond ahead on your right.
Walk past the stone barn, cross the gravel/dirt road.
Stop for a moment and take in the beauty of the place and imagine it as a large working farm, as it was up until the 1950s.
Continue straight to the entrance to the garden, through the break in the trees.