Hear from our staff on their projects and interesting sightings from the field.
Hügelkultur is a German word that means hill or mound. In agriculture and gardening, it means no-dig raised beds constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximize surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Photo credit: www.richsoil.com
Here is a unique project to slow upland flow of materials using compost socks.
We recently completed a rain garden on at Bay View United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon just above Padilla Bay.
Photos of the rain garden installation process at Whittier Elementary School in Everett by our Vet Crew this August.
The Washington Stormwater Center conducts research including 16 experimental rain gardens. Each garden tests the effects of different soil, vegetation, and other factors that help filter rainwater and stormwater. Earlier this summer, the center concluded that the water was draining too quickly from the rain gardens, thereby losing all the filtration benefits of the special imported rain garden soil.
Do you have a water issue in your yard? It might be worth a phone call to us to see about what programs may be available and possible cost share to manage those issues.
Here are more photos of the hard work being done by the Vet Crew, other staff and volunteers at the depave project in Pierce County.
The Vet Crew spent a few days removing a big section of pavement in Tacoma, WA.
Cam and Lois chatted with folks about our services and how they can take advantage of some of our programs, especially those geared for farms and rural properties.