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Landfill to Landscape in Altadena: Hands-on Hugelkultur/Bioswale Workshop

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Hugelkultur Berms: What Are They? How to Build Them? And Why? Plus an Intro to Bioswales/Rain Gardens and other Regenerative Practices

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ALTADENA LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED TO REGISTRANTS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

THIS IS 2-PART EVENT. EACH DAY WILL PRESENT VARIED TOPICS ON BIO-SWALES, RAIN GARDENS, HUGELKULTUR AND OTHER REGENERATIVE PRACTICES.

ATTENDEES WHO ATTEND BOTH DAYS WILL RECIEVE A $10.00 REFUND ON DAY 2 (SUNDAY).

Join Regenerative Garden Designers Leigh Adams and Shawn Maestretti for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to build a Hugelkultur berm to retain moisture, build healthy soil and grow a healthy garden.

What is Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur (noun - German - translates to "mound culture") is a horticultural technique where mounds constructed of wood material, such as felled trees and other compostable bio-mass, are used as raised planting beds. Practiced in Germany and Eastern European societies for hundreds of years, the technique is being revitalized as an important, sustainable solution in modern regenerative gardens.

What is a Bioswale/Rain Garden? A channeled depression that receives rainwater runoff (as from a roof or parking lot) and has vegetation (such as grasses, flowering herbs, and shrubs) and organic matter (such as mulch) to slow water infiltration and filter out pollutants...BUT they are so much more fabulous than that!

Regenerative Benefits of Hugelkultur & Bioswales/Rain Gardens:

  • Sequesters carbon on site by burying debris and woody material in the ground
  • Retains moisture on site through rainwater capture and the physics of thermal mass
  • Improves soil health due to an increase of nutrients from the decaying wood and the subsequent increase of mycorrhizal fungi and other organisms in the soil/food/web
  • Landforming not only helps to slow and allow water to infiltrate, but creates an opportunity for natural screening and orchestrating experiences in the garden
  • Enhancing habitat value
  • Optimizing water use
  • Capturing rainwater to support your garden
  • Emulate natural processes
  • And much, much more.....

Refreshments, lunch and water will be served. Please bring sunscreen, comfortable clothing, sensible, protective shoes/boots, gloves and a water bottle. Our goal is to create zero-waste to net positive events with your help.

Come experience the start of many Landfill to Landscape workshops so we can share these easy and accessible practices in our community.

Start time at 8:00 am for morning refreshments and introduction.

FOR QUESTIONS - Email shawn@smgarchitecture.com

PLEASE NOTE - Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. If you cannot attend, you may share your ticket with a friend.

ADDITIONALLY - We will be filming this event as a timelapse video for education and promotion of our practices. You will be required to sign a media release agreement. Each of the attendees will have access to the video to share in their community.

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