Work on a hugelkultur garden bed recently

Learn to hugelkultur in Qualicum Beach

Workshop takes place this weekend in Qualicum using natural resources

This Saturday is your chance to learn to hugelkultur.

The people behind the Kwalikum Food Forest are hosting a workshop Aug. 22 on the gardening process using raised beds of composting material like wood.

“We are excited to be hosting a hugelkultur workshop. The perfect garden bed for drought conditions and better over-time productivity,” said instructor Madeleine Dwyer.

Along with Robin Ayn-Carson and Forrest Carson, Dwyer will show people how to build the productive gardening system in the hands on workshop.

“Hugelkultur may play a role in the future of sustainable food security,” Dwyer said.

Local resources will be used that require minimal fertilization and water once established, she said. They will also cover some basics of permaculture and sustainability, organic gardening and other areas. No gardening experience is required.

People should sign up in advance at 250-240-6236 or kwalikumfoodforest@gmail.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/kssfoodgardens for more details.

The cost is “pay what you can,” suggested as $25, running 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The garden is located behind Kwalikum Secondary School, 266 Village Way, Qualicum Beach.

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