Jan 14 2014
As I mentioned in my last post, we are busy gearing up for some exciting new eco projects and workshops over the next few months. These include:
establishing the new hugelkultur beds in the southern garden area and future forest garden site (which save greatly on watering and provide their own compost) − see our upcoming hugelkultur workshop,
- fencing the vegetable garden with local chestnut wood,
- creating a pond and duck house out of recycled materials for our free-range Indian Runner ducks,
- preparing oak logs for shitake mushroom cultivation − check out our upcoming mushroom cultivation workshop,
- renewing the woven chestnut wattle fences in the kitchen garden, using locally sourced chestnut shoots (known here as “gaulettes”),
- creating an eco campsite complete with outdoor kitchen, solar shower and dry composting toilets to shelter wwoofers, workshop participants and eco-tourists,
- and restoring dry stone walls on the property.
Of course, this is on top of ongoing sowing, planting, tending, and harvesting! Feel free to join us for any of these activities, as well as the workshops that will be conducted around the spring themes to which we alluded above. Simply fill out the wwoofer application form or drop us a line to inquire about day-long or weekend activities.
Wishing you all a fruitful 2014!