For the workshop, we'll be building one or two hugelkultur beds, depending on how far we get with the biggest one.
Song House Sanctuary hosts outdoor gatherings at their fire pit regularly, and they're hoping to shield the light from their neighbor's house (behind me as I'm taking the photo below) so it doesn't interfere with the darkness at the fire. There are already young slow-growing cedar trees planted just south of where the hugel will go. The purpose of this hugel is to give us a head-start on height for blocking the light, with some quick-growing succession plants that will die off relatively quickly and make room for the more slow growing and long lasting forest trees.
This hugel will be planted with more densely growing shrubby plants - things that will get thick and tall so the deer cannot get through. We may also try a little woven willow fencing.
Aimée Kelley poses for us to show where the hugel will go:
We're doing a PREP PARTY May 16, 5:45PM, Free & Dinner Provided.
We'll be doing a lot of hauling logs and possibly digging some holes. Bring a chainsaw or handsaws if you have them.
We've enjoyed every step of the way so far, we're bound to keep having fun.