You will find some wonderful information on Huglekultur at Paul Weaton's site http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ This site explains the purpose and principals behind the technique much better than I could. Here are some photos to illustrate our interpretation and progress into the project at CACG.
|We started off with lunch|
|This is the site with a pile of brushwood sitting there|
|Woody material moved to the side before digging began|
|Now we dig a large hole down to the sandstone|
|That's me, David, with the unusual hat|
|Pastor Terry Murtha (center) helped us dig|
|Digger Daniel marks the perimeter|
We must be half way complete with the digging. The goal is to stop at the sandstone layer. This layer is at about 4 inches near the parking lot end of the garden. Here in the middle it appears to be around 12 to 16 inches.
Hopefully there will be a second bout on this project and we hope that the students can return next month to complete the excavation and begin filling with soil and wood.
Regardless we are very grateful for their enthusiasm and energy in moving this project forward. Well done. Hope to see you again.