So you say you want a Hugelkultur?


On April 25th, Laura Sweany from Always Growing Design will be conducting a workshop discussing the details of ‘How to Plant a P-Patch Using Permaculture Design’ . One of the techniques employed will be Hugelkultur. This method of gardening comes from Germany originally and the word means hill culture or mound culture. It essentially means planting directly into a compost pile. What’s not to love about that idea?

If you would like to learn more about Hugelkultur you can go here:

If you would like to learn more about permaculture you can go here:

This workshop will be held at Sustainable Renton Community Farm located behind Celebration Church at 11840 148th Ave. S.E. Renton, Wa 98059 from 4-6 p.m.

There is a $10 suggested donation for this workshop but no one will be turned away.

For more information on the workshop please go here:

Sustainable Renton April Happenings

Spring is here, and Sustainable Renton is buzzing with activity this month!

April 11th-10 a.m. Study Group CANCELLED We will be wrapping up the Roots of Change curriculum next month. Look for another study topic coming soon!

April 11th-10 a.m.-12 p.m. Spring Veggie Class and Plant Sale This class and sale is offered by Michael Seliga and Cascadia Edible Landscapes. Spring Veggies, herbs, and perennial edible berries, natives will be for sale at the class. This event will be held at Sustainable Renton Community Farm. 11840 148th Ave. SE, Renton, WA 98059

April 14th- 6 p.m. Renton Food Co-Op Monthly Meeting There will be an informal potluck directly preceding meeting at 5:30 for those who care to join. At this month’s meeting we will be populating our committees and planning the next events for gleaning membership. This event will be held at the new Sustainable Renton Office at 1067 Harrington Ave N.E. Renton 98056

April 16th- 7 p.m. Sustainable Renton Board Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Sustainable Renton and becoming involved. This event will be held at the Sustainable Renton Office.

April 25th- 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Planting a P-Patch using Permaculture Design Are you looking for a lower-maintenance food garden style that uses every square inch of garden space to its best advantage? Then you’re looking for a permaculture-style food garden! Can you use permaculture strategies for a small area? You bet! In this hands-on session, learn how to plant out your garden to reduce the use of water, fertilizer and pesticides, and use low-tech, natural resources for many of your needs. We will review the strategies of keyholes and hugelkultures, as well as planting using layers, zones and polycultures. We will also include seed saving strategies for common food garden plants. The first hour will be lecture and the second will be planting out our permaculture display garden at the farm!
$10 suggested donation. This event will be held at Sustainable Renton Communtiy Farm.

April 28th- 7 p.m. Meaningful Movies of Renton presents Movie TBD This event will be held at Luther’s Table at 419 So. 2nd St. Renton 98057.

We look forward to seeing you this month!