community Roots project update 21st April

What a lovely day, the sun is shining and there is even a little bit of a breeze on our site today to help keep us cool whilst we worked in the heat. Our work onsite today consisted of tying up a few loose ends from the previous season, namely the replanting of perennials such as Bronze fennel, Lemon balm. two young eucalyptus trees, and some chocolate mint. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlso on the work menu was the scattering of wild flower seeds in the wild area at the bottom of the site.

Hugel beds

As I have touched on a number of times before we employ the use of hugelkultur  beds where ever possible, this method is particularly suited to our site as it is offgrid and water has to be carried in containers from the pub stand tap onto the site, apart from providing fertility for around  a decade, hugel beds retain a lot of moisture resulting in his only having to rely on rainfall to water our crops, and as you can see in the picture below our hugel beds that we made last year are thriving and brimming with healthy plants, and the picture our working hugel bed is the one that we have been building up with organic materials this morning.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 

 

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Steve

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