Sunken Garden Beds for Dry Climates

Get the low down on growing in sunken beds from David Crouch‘s examples.
Don’t forget to check out Zuni/Waffle beds and Zai pits too.

Woodchips in swales

If I had swales I’d be filling them to the top with woodchips, covering with my clay soil, and then lighting one end of the woodchips to make biochar, leaving them there to compost, then growing in them Terra Preta field style. And digging another swale for the next batch. 🙂