Hugelkulture: Growing in Mound Beds!


During this in-person class we’ll look at several examples of successful mound gardens. We’ll talk about mulching techniques, where plants are happiest, and long-term maintenance of these drought-tolerant raised beds. We’ll also build a hugel bed to learn the fine details of bed installation. Bring work gloves and a shovel, if you’ve got them. You are not required to do the manual labor part to be in this class.

Austrian Sepp Holzer popularized “hugelkulture” in the U.S. Although many cultures grow food on mounds all over the globe. Hugel beds shed water better in times of excess rain, and they retain water in times of drought.  Hugel beds create microclimates, allowing you to grow plants that like shade, sun, dry, and moist conditions, all in the same bed. Whether you have an excavator or a shovel to use, you too can grow in mounds.

Dress to be outside the whole time you are with us. Please check the weatherWe ask all attendees to keep 6-foot distance from each other, and wear a mask if you plan to get close. Please read our “What to expect at Red Beet Row” document so you can plan.

May 15, 2021
Saturday, 1-3pm
Class fee: $10-30, sliding scale
Location: 2889 E Maple Rd, Jefferson, OH
Limited number of spots.

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