Saturday, July 15, 2017

San Pedro Itzican School Garden Update - July 14th, 2017

We arrived at the San Pedro Itzican school garden with high hopes of seeing our plantings growing, lush and thriving.  What we found was anything but....the extremely heavy rains and leaf cutter ants had taken their toll.  The 30 moringa tree seedlings we had planted were almost gone.  There were a few left, stripped of their leaves and drowned by the rains.

Luckily we had received a 'heads up' from Anita of the Brigadistas and Myrian of Poco A Poco San Pedro as to the state of the garden.  Our ever vigilant and insightful Doris Wakeman had the foresight to bring replacement trees....these older and stronger than the seedlings.

After a moment of disappointment and sadness we went to work planting the new trees.

The school children were given a quick refresher course on planting and off we went...the crew working and restoring our moringa garden, albeit with fewer trees.

Everyone lent a hand and soon the young moringa trees were in the ground.

Kari makes sure the new plantings are done properly.

Doris and Fco. 

Due to the nature of the school garden and perceived future, heavy rains, we decided to leave the rest of the plants we had brought in the Brigadista Home Office vivero.

 Fco. y los Brigadistas

In the Brigadista's vivero

In addition to the plants we had brought, we were gifted with pomegranate trees from the San Pedro reforestation project.

You find hope the same way you find happiness. 
You give it to someone else and borrow a little of it back.
 ~Robert Brault

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