So, how does one begin it practically? First a place must be found that gets sunlight and is well drained. The large types of weeds must be eradicated (things like bindweed, dock, and burdock). Layers of wet newspaper are laid down in area planned for planting. This will eventually suffocate the smaller weeds and grass under it. This is covered with a thin layer of compost. The compost will give the garden a slow release of nutrients the plants need. On top of this a thick layer of wood chips is placed that should be between three and four inches thick. Where the plants are wanted the wood chips are pushed aside and the seeds or plants are planted in the soil (not the wood chips).
The ideas here could prove especially helpful for those that don't have the ability to irrigate or use heavy equipment. A real benefit to gardening this way is that it is a long term investment that gets better as time goes on.