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What the heck is Hugelkultur?

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Spring Ridge Commons

Gladstone Avenue & Chambers Street

Victoria, BC V8T 1G6

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In this theory-based & hands-on workshop, you will learn about & build a water-savvy raised bed called Hugelkultur. The basics of Hugelkultur, design considerations, timing, location, maintenance and planting tips will be discussed. Then we will head over to Spring Ridge Commons to install a 12 foot Hugelkultur!

Hugelkultur (mound culture) is a raised bed technique using decomposing wood to increase water holding capacity in the soil. Once established, these beds require little water and maintenance. When installed appropriately, it’s a great water smart technique for our climate.

Dress for the weather and to get dirty! Simple tools will be provided.


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Matt Gravel is a Victoria based permaculturist with a passion for living and sustainable systems. Captivated by nature and the outdoors at a young age, he comes by this honestly. With 10 years property maintenance and conventional landscaping experience, he became tired of the unsustainable and non-regenerative practices in urban environments and wanted to find a way to change urban spaces. Now Matt operates and small nursery, design and education business; Plant Buoy: Life Preservation Plants and is using this as a platform to empower and teach people low maintenance, easy to manage systems that can grow nutrient dense food and medicine while working with the constraints of nature and regenerating urban landscapes.

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