Friday, October 16, 2009

After tilling the soil, adding compost and a mixture of elephant dung, Troy student, Thomas (left) and Volunteer, Luis, plant some new tomatoes carefully into our very first garden bed. These plants are no more than 6-8 inches tall. They pack the soil tightly, to prevent air-pockets in the ground; air-pockets would prevent the tomato roots from making contact with the nutrient-rich soil.

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