This is a great post about Permaculture design; well worth the read.
I have been doing more reading about Hugelkultur and I am getting quite excited by the possibilities.
The Half assed hugelkultur bed
got me excited with its reference to raised soil temperature.
I work as a garden coordinator in a primary school and I can see some experiments coming up in term three.
Now all I need is some kid friendly links to show the kids where, how and why.
A few months ago a friend of mine shared an idea she had about hugelkultur, which is basically burying wood in soil and planting into it. At the time I filed it away for later research, then today I got to researching.
After all that reading I went out and collected my first 5 wheel barrow loads of old wood to make garden beds in my vegetable/ chook runs.
Tomorrows job is to find soil to cover the wood. See you then.