Tuesday, March 13, 2018

'Seeds Of Hope/Semillas De Esperanza' Garden Project Update

We've come up with a name for our garden projects in the San Pedro Itzican area.

πŸ’• Seeds Of Hope - Semillas De Esperanza πŸ’•

Our mission this day was to visit our 4 pilot gardens and check on their progress.

Along the way we ran into Kari's knitting circle in La Cuesta.
The women are doing amazing things in just a short period of time.

Child's Cape

Go Kari!

Bert

Our latest garden is to be located on Reye's family compound in Mezcala.
In order to access the rooftop garden a ladder is used.
 

Full sun....check.  Water source...check.  Smiles....check.

I think we are good to go on the container garden for Reye's family.


We headed over to San Pedro Itzican to visit Brigadista Xochitl's container garden.
The family continues to harvest from their plantings and Xochitl's mother informed me
that she is preparing her backyard area for more plants.  We agreed this is a splendid idea.



Then it was off to Laura's family's land for a quick look.  The land had been cleared of
rocks, wood and other debris.  It had been plowed and was almost ready for planting. The fencing was to be installed that same day.   Anita will be bringing plants for this garden that were started, from seed, at the Brigadista's home office vivero.



And last, but not least, was Jorge's family's garden.  Anita told us that Jorge's family was anxious to show us their latest work.  When we arrived the first thing we saw was this lovely potting table/home vivero that had been installed.



The plants in the garden were growing well.  Due to the higher temps, more watering is needed now.

 Arnica

Medicinal plants and flowers are interspersed with vegetables in this garden, adding to its beauty.



To our surprise a compost area had been started.  The design is based on our friend's worm farm concept.  The family wants to collect the compost and the tea that it produces, for use in their
garden.


All in all the model/pilot gardens are growing well, along with your spirits and hopes for a 
brighter future for the people of the towns of Mezcala and San Pedro Itzican.


May your gardens grow beautiful and strong.

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