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Landfill to Landscape in Topanga: Hands-on Hugelkultur Workshop
February 20 @ 1:00 am - 6:00 am
About this Event
Join Regenerative Garden Designers Leigh Adams and Shawn Maestretti for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to build a Hugelkultur berm to retain moisture, build healthy soil, grow a healthy garden, and support community. This is an opportunity to learn these practices so you can take them home and put into practice.
What is Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur (noun – German – translates to “mound culture”) is a horticultural technique where mounds constructed of wood material, such as felled trees and other compostable bio-mass, are used as raised planting beds. Practiced in Germany and Eastern European societies for hundreds of years, the technique is being revitalized as an important, sustainable solution in modern regenerative gardens.
Regenerative Benefits of Hugelkultur:
- Sequesters carbon on site by burying debris and woody material in the ground
- Retains moisture on site through rainwater capture and the physics of thermal mass
- Improves soil health due to an increase of nutrients from the decaying wood and the subsequent increase of mycorrhizal fungi and other organisms in the soil/food/web
- Landforming not only helps to slow and allow water to infiltrate, but creates an opportunity for natural screening and orchestrating experiences in the garden
- Enhancing habitat value
- And much, much more…..
Refreshments, coffee and water will be served. Please bring MASKS, PROTECTIVE WEAR, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, sensible, protective shoes/boots, gloves, coffee cup and water bottle. Our goal is to create zero-waste to net positive events with your help.
Come experience Studio Petrichor’s Landfill to Landscape workshopsso you can share these easy and accessible practices in your community.
Start time at 9:00 am for morning refreshments and introduction. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO BRING FOOD, DRINKS, ETC. PLEASE CONTACT KAT HIGH AT KATCALLS@AOL.COM
PLEASE NOTE – Tickets are transferable. If you cannot attend, you may share your ticket with a friend.
ADDITIONALLY – We will be filming this event for education and promotion of our practices. You will be required to sign a media release agreement. Each of the attendees will have access to the video to share in their community.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO OUR BUDDING NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, POLY/ANA, WHERE OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE COMMUNITIES AS AGENTS OF CHANGE TO HONOR AND PROTECT NATURAL, LIVING SYSTEMS.
TOPANGA, CA LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED TO REGISTRANTS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT
WE WILL BE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP PEOPLE 6′ APART AND SAFE WHILE EVERYONE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE CARRYING THE COVID-19 VIRUS.
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