Karen’s north meditation garden began as a lasagna garden which is built by adding layers of organic materials that will cook down over time, resulting in rich, fluffy soil. Layering begain in September 2014 (see the timeline photos below). In 2015 many plants and other objects are flourishing on this foundation.

Meditation garden - Karen
Layers – bottom to top – added over a period of several months.

  • mixture of cardboard and packing paper
  • a blend mixture containing rice hulls, mushroom compost, manure, peat moss, and top soil
  • grass clippings
  • coffee grounds during the winter

Steaming compost video