Our seventh and eighth grade gardeners were stoked to tame the jungle in their garden. These lucky kids get to use machetes and sickles so they are extra excited to get to whacking. Of course, it was hot, so many worked for about 20 minutes before getting too sweaty to carry on. The sweaty kids moved to the shade to take plastic tape off the cardboard we used to cover the land after we whacked down the weeds. The whacked down weeds and grass will be great biomass to create soil once they are dead. The cardboard smothers unwanted vegetation; no poison necessary and we get to reuse rubbish. Some students relished in the time to hack down banana stalks and remove big rocks. Now, we get to let nature take it's course and spend the next few weeks on garden field trips and eating fruit!
Krista Joan says:
My mission is to teach, train, and testify in resistance to the white supremacy of my ancestors. My personal choices are political, powerful, and practical. Let's trash waste.