HOW IT WORKS
"If we want clean water, we have to get the biology back in our soils. If we want to grow & harvest crops, we have to build soil and fertility with time, not destroy it.
The only way to reach these endpoints is to improve the life in the soil"
- DR. ELAINE INGHAM
HOW WE CULTIVATE CANNABIS MEDICINE
We grow cannabis, vegetables, & flowers with Hügelkultur
Hügelkultur is an ancient German farming technique focused on breathing life into the soil in order for the soil to breathe life into our vegetables, cannabis, herbs, and flowers.
Our hügel beds begin as 76 foot trenches we fill with layers of wooden logs, straw, and compost material. The layers are then covered with soil.
Over time, the layers decompose, providing nitrogen and other nutrients helping microbial life in the soil thrive.
When microbial life thrives, our plants thrive.
Combined with our companion planting practices, hügelkultur helps ensure we never have to use pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides.
by farming with Hügelkultur we:
we farm microbes, microbes farm the earth
when you practice Hügelkultur in your home garden, you help bring your community's soil back to life, reduce food waste, offset your carbon emissions, and protect your health. & it's easy to do in just five easy steps!
Step 1: Dig a Trench
Dig a trench for the base of your hügel. Your trench should be a few feet deep & as long as you intend your raised bed to be.
Step 2: Add a layer of logs
Add a layer of logs or large branches as the first layer in
Step 3: Add a layer of compost & straw
Add compost from your home or garden and straw as the second layer in your hügel
Step 4: Build your mound
Repeat the two layers, switching off until you have a mound. Top off your mound with a layer of soil & a layer of straw.
Step 5: Plant Your Crops
Plant diverse crops & watch them grow into a thriving food forest.