One sunny permablitz in June 2018, a few of our volunteers got together to finish off a lasagne mulch and continue our efforts to create a planting bed for our future forest garden demonstration plot ( – where there’s currently lots of dock and tufts of couch grass that initially need removing).
Mulching is an important part of generating the rich soil we need to sustain our permaculture plot. As you’ll see in our video snapshot below, we’re using a variety of organic matter to help provide our soil with nutrients. We top this off with woodchip for our final layer which helps the soil below retain moisture, warmth and eventually to suppress the weeds.
We look to nature for the methodology. Click here for more information about why we mulch and how it works.
This video shows what our group got up to, with comments from some of our volunteers about what our Planting Up project is about: