All posts tagged gardening

Ecobrick Edible Garden in Action

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 11:52pm by russs.net Comments Off
Ecobrick Edible Garden in Action

Our pilot Ecobrick Food Forest Garden is in full bloom at Balili elementary. I took this shot three days ago as several students enjoyed their lunch surrounded by vegetables, herbs and edible leaves. Note the ready-hanging beans and eggplant in the top of the photo! These students often have humble lunches– the center girl had only rice and a hotdog […]

The Salvation of Humanity

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 2:38pm by russs.net Comments Off
The Salvation of Humanity

I visited the remote village of Lakmaan with a friend a month ago. The visit and what I saw had profound effect on me that I haven’t been able to shake. I believe I experienced first hand the salvation of humanity.

It was a rather mundane visit to a beautiful place. My friend had a meeting at the community hall. She […]

Express Composting!

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 1:42pm by russs.net Comments Off
Express Composting!

It’s been only 5 days since we inaugurated our bottle compost pit with the first batch of shredded leaves and stalks.  My understanding of compost goes back to how we would do it back in Canada.  We would just toss all the green stuff into a container, and wait a few months.  Those few months usually bumped into Winter, so […]

Inaugurating the Compost!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 4:23pm by russs.net Comments Off
Inaugurating the Compost!

Our first bottle compost pit is complete!  The whole school worked together to realize everything from the bricks to the construction to the green material.  The other day, we not only added the last layer of bricks, but we also did a major weed pulling clean-up.  The weeds were shredded, then sprayed with IMO (a special spray of indigenous micro-organisms […]