We have been talking of and dreaming about a greenhouse for quite a few years. The location, style, and size has changed with the tides. Motivated by the greenhouse I saw at the Common Ground Fair on Friday, I lured Paul outside to debate the location and stake out the footprint. This was not a fast process. It involved three tape measures, geometry, one argument and a few swear words.


Our hugelkulturs have been such a success this year that we’re going to go a step further – hugelkulturs inside a greenhouse. The plan is to have a 10′ x 20′ greenhouse with a 3′ aisle down the middle between two long hugelkultur beds.


We’ve settled on a design that will withstand heavy snow load and high winds. We are committing ourselves to getting the framework up this fall. Now to bite the bullet and order the lumber to get started!