I’ve built a number of raised beds over the years, but so far this design is my favorite. The sides are 2 x 10’s and the top is capped off with a 2 x 4 shelf, which not only helps keep the 2 x 10’s from bowing out from the weight of the soil but also makes a great place to sit when working in the garden.

OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost, mulch, and compost tea. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

Featured Videos:

Building a Keyhole Raised Bed that Slopes Toward the Sun: http://youtu.be/EXl48VNEe9Y

Soil Fertility Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0v8SWe2uDw&list=PLApXYvbprElwCOe5gdtcOMiEMGRpUBb4e
Fall And Winter Gardening Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUxbL_cwRV0&list=SPApXYvbprElwtRHz0l63gp6ZsoM-BvdmM&index=1
Biochar Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkGWfRu3Y84&list=SPApXYvbprElwrArh0ffNKWU4pFdRSSjH4
Creating a Small Suburban Edible Food Forest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQw8ul70gG0&list=PLApXYvbprElzsN2bvBSzxXMOYdJ8eEYRn&index=1