I’m excited daily when I read articles of people taking the step of living off the grid, moving into less environmentally impacting dwellings, and taking care of the environment. I live in a community that is fairly organic, we don’t use chemicals or leave them around and somehow with that care my dog got poisoned, luckily she lived but another dog on the property didn’t. Sometimes just the smallest thing can be harmful enough to kill or even affect our health and we don’t know it’s there.
There are so many things we can do, recycle, upcycle, grow our own food, use grey water or rain collected for our garden, and use natural and organic materials as much as possible in our homes and space (such as composting). This year I am experimenting with a few things as the weather gets better. Some friends and I are going to build a palette shed. A vertical Tee Pee garden that is pretty ingenious.
hugelkultur raised garden beds in a nutshell:
- grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilization
- has been demonstrated to work in deserts as well as backyards
- use up rotting wood, twigs, branches and even whole trees that would otherwise go to the dump or be burned
- it is pretty much nothing more than buried wood
- can be flush with the ground, although raised garden beds are typically better
- can start small, and be added to later
- can always be small – although bigger is better
- You can save the world from global warming by doing carbon sequestration in your own back yard!
- perfect for places that have had trees blown over by storms
- can help end world hunger
- give a gift to your future self
This information from supplied from http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
It is an exciting world out there with all kinds of ideas being shared and places to share them.
- Raised Garden Beds: Hugelkultur Instead of Irrigation (kindfoodfarm.wordpress.com)
- Hugelkultur Can Create Irrigation-Free Garden Beds [In Brief] (lifehacker.com)
- Hugelkultur: Composting Whole Trees With Ease (Permaculture Research Institute) (permaculturedesignreview.wordpress.com)
- Hugelkultur (resilientlivelihood.com)