Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oh How the Garden Grows

As promised, here are some photos of the evolution of my garden. It’s amazing to look at what was once rock-hard, dry, dusty ground and see big beautiful green leaves and soft soil. Now it’s time to organize the second phase: training students in this technique so we can make gardens for people suffering from HIV and malnutrition. It’s a big challenge and will take a while to get off the ground, but I’m hopeful.
Before the garden

The ground was rock hard

The neighborhood kids helped out

I pay my labor in cookies

Digging the trenches

One bed dug

Notice the hole and swales for water control

After planting I covered the beds in straw

Yay, things are growing!

And growing

Tomatoes after transplanting, carrots on the left

The pumpkin is taking over

Corn, beans and pumpkin in the same bed

Swales in action during a rain storm

Very fresh produce

1 comment:

  1. Looks Great Clancy!
    Looks like you're getting better results than a lot of gardens back here.
    Enjoy your fresh produce, I hope you are an inspiration to other residents there.
    Love Dad