Sunday, June 10:
Betty, Mike Merchant (Arbinger Trainer), Julie Walker (former Stay Alive implementer) and I headed down to Dera to check on the gardens. We found the HS garden doing well. Some rabbits got into the garden the night before we arrived and munched on a section of the zucchini plants. Betty asked the guard to come up with a solution to this problem. He went and got some wire mesh and wrapped it around the bottom section of the fencing that very day. We went to 3 community gardens of locals who had asked if they could be helped with some supplies. They were instructed to prepare their land, build a stand and secure a barrel for watering. They all did and were given seeds and the drip irrigation tubing. One of the gardens was from a teacher at Argite school. Not only was his garden thriving but he had taken saplings and replanted in a separate area of his compound. Very exciting and very self-reliant! The two pictures are from the HS and the one with the man is the teacher from Argite and this is his personal garden.