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Hugelbed Workshop 5-6 November, Sweden

Hugelbed Workshop 5-6 November, Sweden

Come to our Hugelbed Workshop, and learn how to build a green mountain of food. This year we made an incredibly successful test hugelbed in our garden. This special kind of raised bed consists of large amounts of rotting wood, covered with manure, turf, soil, compost, manure, and straw. At the bottom of the page […]

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Hugelbed Diary 2: Finishing the bed, and first ...

Hugelbed Diary 2: Finishing the bed, and first sowing and planting.

The first steps of making the hugelbed are shown here. On the new video below, the next steps are shown, from adding the last few layers and sowing and planting the first seeds and seedlings. The hugelbed has grown, and it is being grown òn as well. Two thirds of the roughly 13 meter long structure is […]

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How to Warm a Greenhouse with Compost

How to Warm a Greenhouse with Compost

We were very happy upon arrival on our new farm last August to find that a small greenhouse was part of the deal. But with all the work on getting the main house ready for winter, there was very little time to get working on the greenhouse anytime soon. Only by October did I, with […]

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Questions About Hot Composting and Humanure

For a good few months now I have been waiting impatiently for the opportunity to try out the hot composting method such as taught by Geoff Lawton​. See for example the following video from J&J Acres which explains the big differences between hot composting and the kind of composting where you put down materials and […]

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