An exciting year for the Martinsville Eco-House, part of Prosperity Homestead’s Permaculture Demonstration Site. From corrective brick work on chimney and old furnace exhaust, to timbering the property to correct erosion problems.
The right paths can reduce mud, but they can also retain water. They make access to your growing areas much more enjoyable. What I did was dug 24" deep trenches about 24" across the top on contour with double reach beds in between, then filled those trenches with shredded wood chips.
It was a pleasure to help with the largest hugelkultur bed in Henry County VA (Ridgeway) — quite possibly the largest in all of south central Virginia. At more than 240 feet long this earthworks will hold more than 35,906 gallons of water.