Growing plants and vegetables in a hot, dry climate? After the recent hottest days ever recorded we wonder how our edible gardens will survive.  Hugelkulture is a simple idea on how to have a productive garden with simple techniques which will save on water, improve soil structure and drainage.

Speaker Jan McIver will talk about Hugelkultur, a centuries old technique of managing locally produced problematic waste as a garden resource to improve soil fertility and moisture retention. Storing carbon in the soil and recycling nutrients. She will talk about how this technique can transform your soil, even in a dry, hot climate. Jan is a member of the Kyneton Transition Hub which is part of the world wide Transition Town movement. This is presented in collaboration with the Permaculture Garden Action Group