Friday, February 12, 2010

Parachichi planting

In July the secondary students along with class 6 took a special trip to Lou's house and planted avocado seeds. They have since grown and were ready to be permanently planted. The headmaster at Usa River Academy was kind enough to allocate us with a plot of land in their extensive garden for our trees. We had two great hardworking days and have the pictures to prove it!

Ombeni being very serious!

Lou's gardeners were a great resource. Not only were they extremely hard workers, here Dezi is teaching the kids about avocado tree growth.

Mary happily digging.

Everyone was impressed by he muscle shown here!

We dug 19 holes for our trees on Wednesday so that we could plant the trees on Thursday. Mere hours before we were due to plant them a wildly strong rain tore through the area down trees and wreaking havoc. Lucking Usa River Academy was in good form, but our holes were quite full of water and the soil proved muddy. The result was a humor filled dirty day. Hey, no one said gardening was clean!
Evidence of the rain's effect.

Nice Mary planting her tree.

Josh and Fadhili

The group gathers as Irene gets into the spirit.

The boys proudly show off their planted tree.

All of the avocado trees in a line

A final shot of Mt. Meru above the garden.

Special thanks for making these very special days possible go to Lou, Dezi, Kasanga, and Usa River Academy.


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