Hey! My name is Nora, and I'm the summer Bonner intern at Bread and Roses in Olympia, WA. Bread and Roses is a temporary group home for women experiencing homelessness. I'm working in their garden and with the guests to increase their sense of self sufficiency around food security. I'm doing this internship through the Bonner Program at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC where I'm an undergraduate student of sociology and music.
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Step 1: rake away all the wood chips
Step 2: Dig a trench through clay and decomposed wood chips
Step 3: Fill the trench with smaller sticks and leaf debris.
Step 4: Add larger branches.
Step 5: Load on compost.
Step 6: Put the dirt you took out back on top.
Step 7: Add top soil to the top.
The idea is that as the sticks and debris underneath breaks down it feeds the plants planted in the top layers of soil and compost. The trench we dug will also serve to hold water at the top of the slope for the rest of the garden as well as the plants growing in the hugle kulture.