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.
Let us know you're coming, and we'll send directions and site information your way! http://goo.gl/forms/14buFZLMdC to register.
Learn more about this practice here: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur