|Tim and Lindsey with the fruit gleaned from Mr.|
Mitchell's community trees.
|Tim checks out the wood chips |
to gas technology
|Walt demos the in-progress gas to liquid fuel process|
|Jill finds the big wrench|
The next day, we helped Andrew dig out another Hugelkultur bed. The community is putting its full energy into building these amazing water retaining and soil building beds. Windward is on the eastern rain shadow side of the Cascades so water holding is a much bigger issue than it is on the western side. The ecosystem reminds me very much of the forests of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains.
|Tim and Jill dig the initial trench for the|
Hugelkultur mound to be. The trench is
dug "on contour" for maximum water
|First layer of biomass in the form of logs.|
|More woody material added and pounded|
down until trench is full. Next comes more
layers of logs, sticks, soil, manure with final
layer of top soil covered by a mulch
of wood chips or straw.
Revolutionaries should have fun.