Sunday, 15 July 2018

Structures Around the Garden

Over the past two months, there have been a few physical changes around the garden. Besides the constant growth of plants, fruits and vegetables there was the construction of trellises and hugel mounds.
A variety of new trellises were created, by our wonderful volunteers, to help support the thriving cucumbers, squash, and beans. Some of the wood was reused from previous projects and other pieces had been donated or found from the surrounding community. 

Hugel Mounds
Two new hugel mounds were made and strategically placed in areas of the garden that either held weeds or had been fairly empty beforehand. These mounds often hold:
  • Logs
  • Branches
  • Woodchips
  • Green matter (leaves, weeds, etc)
  • Soil
  • Compost
By continuing to use permaculture practice in the garden, the soil will repair itself and create a space that regenerates over time. It helps create a food-producing ecosystem of which we are an integrated part. In the future seeds can be planted, fruits and vegetables can be harvested and enjoyed by our amazing community members as well as donated to our local food banks.

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