Category Archives: Materials Handling

Mulch Path Magic

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.
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Recycling of Organic Waste Streams

All around your community thousands of pounds of recyclable organic materials go to waste.  From grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetables, brush, and leaves.  These materials can be easily collected, recycled, and put to good use — organic waste streams are excellent resources.

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Even the Foot Paths Work Here

In the permaculture demonstration garden, there are trenched foot paths filled with wood chip mulch. These paths serve as an example of both materials management and how everything in permaculture serves a purpose.  Here’s an outline of what these paths do in the demonstration garden. Continue reading