Food and Health
Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Wildlife
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

We wish to improve the soil in our school courtyard and demonstrate hugelkultur to students in all our schools and our community. We hope this will help people understand the important of permaculture and building healthy, organic soil to sequester carbon, growth healthy food, and farm in harmony with nature and natural processes. We have begun creating a pollinator garden with some vegetables in an underused courtyard within our school....read more

How are you going to do it?

In the fall, we will dig a trench, fill it with maple logs from a tree that was cut down a couple of years ago, branches, etc. We will add composted leaves from our town, surround it with straw bales, and plant cover crops of winter rye and hairy vetch. In the spring, we will plant peas, which fix nitrogen, as well as being delicious. We would research other plants that would make sense for the area: maybe mushrooms, currants and blueberries. The result we would hope for would be good soil with ...read more