Sunday, January 20, 2019

Problem Solving in San Juan Tecomatlan - Vivero La Esperanza

Today's workday in the vivero involved lots of problem solving.

We tackled clearing the lot of left over concrete pieces, some rather large and heavy.

Luckily our friend Douglas Miller, Permacultural Designer joined us this day 
to lend a hand and his expertease.

Our ever tireless friend Barb Reinhart also showed up to assist.  In addition Barb brought much needed donations of measuring tape, coconut fiber and compost, a Queen's Tear bromeliad, saw, shovels, metal tub, shade cloth and seeds for the garden.

Girl Power!

With garden plan in hand we worked together meeting challenges head on.

Some plants needed to be moved as well as the large concrete pieces.

Needing a break we all met under the large guamuchil tree.  The tree lovingly provided us with 
refreshing shade.  Doug Miller presented his knowledge of composting and sprout germination,  We sampled amaranth and mung bean sprouts.  Some of the Brigadistas had never tasted sprouts and were a bit hesitant at first, but soon everyone was tasting and agreeing that sprouts were delicious and nutritious and easy to grow.

Our lead Brigadista in San Juan Tecomatlan is Alonza.  He explained our germination process to the new Brigadistas In Training and to Donia Catalina, one of the local women of the town who helps us weekly.

San Juan Teco Garden Crew

We'd like to thank the following for their generous donations of time, energy and garden items:

Barb Reinhart of Tlachichilco
Douglas Miller
Rocio Meillon of Huerto Cafe (who donated an Earth Box)
The Brigadistas of San Juan Teco
The local people, especial the women of San Juan Teco

If you would like to join our efforts, we will be at the Vivero La Esperanza
in San Juan Tecomatlan every Saturday at 11 a.m.

Watch Us Grow!

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