Gardens: Transformation of Far Terrace
After many sessions of hard work, over several months, we are proud to announce the inauguration of a beautiful and functional renovation of the Far Terrace! The previous bed design with flood irrigation was an inefficient in terms of water and land use. We cleared the garden of plants (transplanting remaining peppers) and beds. We luckily had assistance from a rotovator (saving our backs!) and then started digging the new raised beds. Adding two wheelbarrows of composted goat manure to each bed would add fertility and improve soil structure and texture. Putting the pipes, connectors and drippers in took a great deal of time and patience but finally we had installed and were ready to test. There was a little celebratory party complete with lemon and pomegranate cake, tea on the gassifyer and electronic music! Currently growing is: lettuce, oriental greens, carrot, beetroot, cabbage, fennel, leeks, green manures. We are pleased to report they are thriving in their new home!