After 10 months absence due to family and studies abroad, I returned to the land hardly recognizing the plants we planted just 1 year before! In the tropics, the rainy season can be an intense growing period. In our case, most plants doubled in size!
Here’s just a quick look at how much things have grown:
Terrace of the Food Forest
Coffee in the Shade of larger legumes and productive trees
The Swale – a passive water harvesting ditch on contour
Cassava – an edible root crop
Stubble after our first rice harvest
Pondside Plants (Papyrus and lemongrass)
Flower in the Ginger Family used for shampoo
Aloe vera and Brazil peanut groundcover
Moringa oleifera – a superfood, every part of the tree is edible and rich in vitamins!