Our second skill-share of the season is coming up on June 16. We’ll be working on an herb spiral. The concept of herb spirals was thought up by permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison. The idea is to create a garden close to the house that can hold a lot of plants in a small space by taking a long row and wrapping it upward on a mound so all of the vertical space is used. It certainly wouldn’t have to be planted with herbs, but they are nice to have right outside the kitchen door. One other advantage of the herb spiral concept is that the mound will have different growing conditions for plant niches. For example: higher up on the mound is likely to be drier, the south side warmer, north cooler, etc. The herb spiral we plan on building is not right outside the kitchen door, but it is close enough to grab some herbs while the pot is still cooking on the stove. The inner core is brush that has been mounded and allowed to weather for 2 seasons. We have been piling grass clippings and our spent pea shoot trays on top of the brush. On Saturday we’ll be adding a thick layer of compost then placing rocks around the mound to create the spiral planting space. Come out and get a tour of the farm and help create the herb spiral on Saturday June 16 from 2-5pm and get a free supper to boot! Or tune in later where we’ll post some pictures of how it turned out.
- The 99% Market, Sharing Fresh Veggies with the Newport Community
- New Greenhouse for Starts
- Early Bird Special
- Mushrooms in Review
- Sweet Squash and Spicy Garlic
- Taste and Tour
- A Freedom Ranger’s Life
- Grafting, Planting, and Digging
- Peaches and Volunteer Salad in the Hoop House
- Carbon Farming Inspiration
- We Raised Over $7000 to Build a Root Cellar/Passive Cooler!
- One More
- Extra Early Spring Bonus
- We’ve Got Lots of Plans! How to Make Them Happen?
- What Are You Voting For?
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