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Try a Hugelkultur Bed This Year

Unity College students helped build a hugelkultur bed at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center.

Unity College students helped build a hugelkultur bed at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center.

April 9, 2015

As you clean up branches and trunks of trees that were damaged by snow this winter, consider making a hugelkultur (mound culture) bed with them. Hugelkultur beds are excellent for draining and, at the same time, retaining moisture, so they provide a good way to grow crops when weather and climate are uncertain. Read more about hugelkultur at http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ and in article published in the Summer 2013 Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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