Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Planting on the Contour

By Sara:

The workers at the Anglican farm across the street are not only interested in baking, but also in skills which will help them in their own farming.  One skill they asked me to share about was how to plant a garden on a hilly slope.  This whole area has lots of hills and many people plant up and down the slope, leading to lots of erosion when it rains.

So I showed them a simple technique for marking the contour of a hill so you can plant along that line.

It was a very timely skill for everyone to learn and practice since many of them were just starting to prepare and plant gardens on the same hill where we did the lesson.

1 comment:

  1. Sara, I'm just amazed by how much you know about agriculture. Your resourcefulness is never-ending. Well done.