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Hugelkultur, Hugel Beds… Hugel what?

Hugelkultur – is a German concept meaning “hill culture”.  In our house we pronounce it – “hoogal – culture”.

It seems to me, hugelkultur is one of the easiest permaculture techniques you can add to your backyard today!  To create a hugel bed (hugelkultur raised garden bed) you, simply, bury wood under topsoil.   A hugel bed needs clean natural wood, do not use wood that has been treated!

I set out to build our hugel beds over one weekend!   In our last house I put a couple hugel beds in, and dug the holes by hand, which was a lot of hard-ass work worked well. …

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