Hi from Hugh in Leysin, Switzerland

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Hi, My name is Hugh K. and I coordinate a fairly new school garden program in Leysin, Switzerland. We are trying to take a permaculture approach and we are novices, learning as we go.

Here's some information about our project.

Start date: March 2016

Participants: High school & middle-school students & teachers; some local community members

Site size: ~ 1000 sq. meters of mostly steep hillside pasture, with some trees and some flat areas. We have maybe 30 sq. meters of gardening beds currently.

Altitude: ~1350 m

Aspect: Southeast

Hardiness zone: 4-5

Average frost free days: ~145-150

Average precipitation (2004-2017): 1390 mm

Here is a video about our site: https://vimeo.com/252142544

Some of the techniques we are exploring:

-Terracing and other landscaping to capture soil & water

-Companion planting

-Hugelkulture

-Composting

-Seed saving

I'm looking forward to seeing how GROW will help us gather and share data about our site.

Hugh

2 comments

Thanks for posting details of your site Hugh and I hope you enjoy the course!

Hi Hugh, I'm on the GROW outreach team and I'd be interested in sharing your project with others in GROW as a short blog post with some photos. If you'd be interested in that, please send an email with 'For Chris WB' in the subject line to hello@growobservatory.org