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895 Ducklake Road
895 Ducklake Road
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895 ducklake road, wynndel, british columbia, CA
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Angelika Fijalkowska Marianne West Peter Whitbourn Richard Larson
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895 Ducklake Road

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Rural, Demonstration

Project Summary

First Rental Property retrofit

Project Description

This was a small property we had a year to implement some major features as elements.

Moving to this location in the spring made the timeline for growing our own food very tight.  This was considering very little gardening space was avaiable.  Pastures were considered fallow although there had been grazing by cattle and horse in years prior.

Addressing soil compaction on the site was a chief concern.  Hard surface runnoff and generally water infiltrating the land from the perimeter and flooding were consequences we needed to assist with.

I spoke with several local neighbours (farmers) about harrowing or yeoman ploughing - toward a keyline type process.  However, no one was willing to chance breaking equipment in the field.  This led us to the next step.

A decision to construct a massive hugleculture feature on this property proved to be a very very rewarding effort.


progress photos season 1 huglebeds

more pictures from the first growing season

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)

photos from huglebuild

construction timeline of 5 weeks to completion and additional 2 weeks to planting.

Posted almost 11 years ago (2 comments)
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