Composting Made Easy
Vine & Fig Educational Outreach Program, in partnership with an EMU Environmental Sustainability student and Harrisonburg City Schools, created a handbook as a tool for teachers/staff/administrators to design their own on-site composting program.
Check it out by clicking the button below!
Harrisonburg and Rockingham Co. Schools, let
Vine & Fig know if you need some help
Hear Chelsey & Tom talk about a recent trip to pick-up compost by bicycle from the Friendly City Food Co-op
Hugelkultur & Willow Dome
Have you ever heard of a hugelkultur mound or a dome made out of willow trees? At Vine and Fig we are doing both!
Our hugelkultur is composed of a base of large, decaying logs & stumps covered with brush, twigs, leaves and grass and topped with compost that eventually will become a raised bed for planting. It is also forming the entryway to our willow dome.
Our dome is constructed of eight small living willow trees planted in a circle. We are shaping their willow "whips" into a dome-like structure that is the perfect spot for drinking some nice cold tea or reading a book on a hot summer day! Come and check it out!