Hugelkultur meaning hill culture is a way of making raised beds by covering rotting wood. We cut from trees from around the farm with dead leaves, compost and soil. We just completed this project at the farm! It is similar to the decomposition that happens in the forest floor. This will create an amazing bed for future plants once the decomposition starts. The breaking down of the compost will raise the temperatures in the soil extending the growing season. Here is what ours looks like. Looking forward to what the Hugelkultur has in store for us in 2017!