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Here’s update seven from our facilitator Jennifer, who is creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 7 – Adding Compost I used about half a wheelbarrow of home made compost that had been maturing for more than a year. I sprinkled it on the top of the hugelkultur bed and let it fall down

Here’s the sixth update from our facilitator Jennifer, as she creates a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 6 – Adding Compostable Green and Brown Materials On top of the turf you can add whatever other compostable materials you have available. Ideally, include some green materials that have lots of nitrogen, are fresh, moist and

Here’s the fifth stage of our facilitator Jennifer’s progress as she creates a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 5 – Adding the Turf I thought adding the turf would be easy and it was, but it was a little more fiddly than I expected! When I removed the turf I cut it roughly into

Here’s the fourth update from our Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer, who is sharing how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 4 – Layering the logs Logs don’t come in a standard shape or size so this was trickier than I thought it would be. It felt like completing a jigsaw puzzle with

Here’s the third update from our Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer, who is sharing how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 3 – Preparing the ground Once you’ve confirmed there are enough logs to fill the bottom of the bed (and there’s an opportunity here to make your bed bigger or smaller depending

Here’s the second update from our Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer, who is sharing how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Step 2 – Collecting logs I collected all the big old logs from around our property to check we have enough to fill the hugelkultur bed.  The pile is pretty big now! The

‘It’s exciting to think I’ve grown this and I’m now using it’ – Margie, Orewa. After taking part in a ‘leftovers cook-off challenge’ from our friends at Love Food Hate Waste NZ, Margie was inspired to start growing her own food at home. Using things I once thought of as waste When we contacted Margie

This is the first in a series of blogs from Compost Collective facilitator Jennifer Kerr, who’s going to take us through how she’s creating a hugelkultur bed at her property. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Jennifer Kerr, and I’m passionate about caring for Papatūānuku! That’s why I work as a compost facilitator for

Tell us a bit about yourselves We’re a couple who’ve lived in Auckland for a few years. Amandine is an architect and Benoit is a software developer. Along with her friend Tracey, Amandine is the co-founder of Lagom, an editorial website which shares plant-based recipes, inspiring articles and interviews to empower people, giving them guidance