Monday, March 10, 2008
Give it a whorl
The new neighbors across the street are into permaculture.
Today their young helper built this fascinating garden spiral.
Can you believe, I had never seen such a thing (guess I've been away from Heifer Ranch too long); so I was all questions.
Here's what I learned.
This method combines many permaculture design principles. The base is rubble; this will give some air movement beneath the mound. The height of the raised bed and the placement of the stones create a range of niches and microclimates which can sustain many different kinds of plants.
This one might become an herb spiral. Come back later to see what's growing.