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Aquaponics and Aquaculture Perennial Garden
Aquaponics and Aquaculture Perennial Garden
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09/01/2016
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23/03/2017
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA, Phoenixville, PA, US
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Hugelkultur raised bed in a suburban neighborhood

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Posted by John Stevenson almost 4 years ago

Hugelkultur raised bed in a suburban neighborhood - They work!

Rain water -> Slow it - Hold it - Sink it .....

Everyday neighbors point downspouts at each other trying to transfer the rain water as quickly as possible from their properties to someone else's. It runs off yards and down the street eventually making its way to our rivers.

We on the other hand welcome all the H2O we can get.

Rainwater is slowed by the hugelkultur raised bed shown in the photo in a suburban neighborhood.

Hugelkultur in Phoenixville PA

It was created on the spot where a dead crabapple tree once stood. A ditch was dug 6 – 8 feet deep and the tree was placed in the hole. The excavated dirt was piled on top and covered with wormcastings, worms, comfrey clippings, cardboard, mulch, and then we planted Goji Berry, Raspberry, Currant, Marshmallow, Mushroom Spawn, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Gingko, Comfrey, Blackberry, Rhubarb, Asparagus, Licorice, Good King Henry, Wineberry, Strawberry and much more…

Huhelkultur Bed made by John Stevenson in Phoenixville PA

It was designed to slow water and capture leaves to irrigate and feed the plants that feed us. It has been working great and the pictures show what happened during a storm last winter.

Water slowed, held, and allowed to soak in the Hugelkultur bed

The site linked below is very useful. 

Great Resource - Plant Database

Hugelkultur 1 Hugelkultur 2 Hugelkultur 3

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