Taweni Garden Project April, 2019

April started out to be wet and cold, but finally the gardens could be planted!

Khaya received help from a young couple who volunteer their time to small villages in the area, and six students  who Khaya is instructing on traditional farming methods. 

Measurement and staking of the area to b

Measuring and staking of the area to be covered in shade cloth. Shade cloth, supported by poles, will be installed over an area of 30 x 25 feet.

Preparing the raised beds. The beds are first covered in soil and compost and then covered with cardboard and paper to prevent weeds from growing.

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Transplanting the seedlings... first a good dose of fresh compost!

 

Seedlings are planted using traditional companion planting methods... these beds contain cauliflower, beetroot, fava broad beans, marigolds and nasturtiums

Companions- cauliflower, beetroot , fava
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Taweni Garden Project April, 2019

The additional water tank that will be used for feeding the irrigation lines to the garden arrives.

With only three men and a make-shift pulley, the tank was secured to the top of the metal stand. 

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More to come as the garden begins to take shape!