April/May 2023, Garden hugelkultur beds at the Governor's mansion
We were invited to help regenerate the Washington Governors Mansion Garden. We built a hugelkultur bed, provided biochar, and milled/stained the lumber for the raised beds.
December 2022, Biochar Workshop
We turned 40 yards of clean construction waste from a truss factory into 15 yards of biochar in 2 days. It's the biggest yield we've ever had. The biochar is going to be mixed into 100 yards of compost and is going to be tested at a famous flower farm in the Skagit Valley. We made some great connections.
October 2022, Central Oregon Veteran's Ranch - Victory Garden Hugelkultur Hedge
It was a great October weekend in Central Oregon. Over the next couple years we will be continuing to wrap the COVR Victory Garden in a giant Hugelkultur hedge. It's built with wood biomass collected from hazardous fuels reduction treatments in the Deschutes National Forest. Currently we have about 150 feet of hugel hedge built, and it will end up being over 1000 feet when finished.
September 2022, Goat Brush grazing
We just wrapped up our very first goat brush grazing job. It was a backyard of a house in a subdivision here in Olympia. Here are some before during and after photos. We're ready to do more brush jobs now.
June 2022, Landslide Remediation
We completed our first conservation service contract! In May we bid on a landslide remediation job on a steep slope on some private land in Lewis county, and they accepted our bid. We organized slash into the flow area to attempt to catch sediment and slow the flow of water down the slope. We seeded the entire scar of the slide with an erosion control grass seed mix, we mulched the seeded scar by spreading straw, and then we planted a bunch of Alder and Douglas Fir trees for further slope stabilization. We know the rain is getting old this spring but we couldn't have asked for better weather for great seed germination and seedling transplanting.