Monday, April 5, 2010

A garden in the making

We at Casa Shalom are in the beginning stages of creating a vegetable garden! During our Easter vacation, the kids have been hard at work clearing off and staking out land for the garden and tilling up the soil. Among many other veggies, we'll be growing lettuce, cabbage, celery, onions and peppers. We will be planting soon!

Enma and her house dad lay stakes to mark off the corners of the garden.

Edwin and Brayan clear away some brush

Some of the boys haul away a log.

Maria, Abraham, Sonia and Colim clear brush.

Director Jenny hard at work clearing some land.

The boys tried to use their dog Spike as a beast of burden but he was having none of it!

Marking the boundaries of the garden.

Tilling by hand

Carlos does a bit of tilling and Maria, Colim and Kevin supervise.

Elias rakes up a pile of leaves

The kids hard at work raking and tilling!

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