Beautiful Anita at the school garden showing a gift from Jack West
to the cause...a newspaper maceta maker
Brad "Mulch" Mowers
We were also joined by Master Gardener, Brad "Mulch" Mowers who brought his experience and knowledge to share with our new gardeners.
Brad reviewing the new bean plantings on the 2nd tier
Demonstrating garden weed maintenance
Brad spoke to us of the effectiveness of garden mulching for soil enrichment and weed control. Robert was a keen listener and promised to use the ficus tree leaf clippings as mulch on the newly planted garden.
Our other new guest/volunteer was Christian Robertson. Christian is a new venture business entrepreneur, an arts advocate and a motorcycle rider. Christian rode his motorcycle from Chapala to San Pedro Itzican that day.
Doris Wakeman gets busy
We were happy to see the 2nd and 3rd tiers planted and thriving
Always requested...a group foto
Once our lesson is taught, everyone gets to work
Moringa Tree - Post Leaf Cutter Ant Visit
Brad shared with us his experience with leaf cutter ants and methods that have proven effective to deter the ants from eating our crops. Robert promised to implement several of these methods.
Everyone Lends A Hand
Tomato Plantings in the 3rd Tier
Mezcala Home Base
Anita showed our new guests the Brigadista Home Base in San Pedro and also took us to their new location in Mezcala.
The Brigadista Home Base is used for many purposes. It functions as a meeting space, work space, recycling collection center, classroom, lunchroom, etc. Talk about effective use of minimal space!
While at the Brigadista Home Base, Anita had a surprise for us. She casually motioned for us to go outside and witness the arrival of 300 trees that will be used in the town's reforestation and beautification project, led by the Brigadistas.
Brad Comments On and Likes The Vertical Planting System
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success,
and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
--- Zig Ziglar