Creating food resilient gardens in a time of climate change

Soils matter

Following the successful workshop with Rural Development Officers from Government, church and other NGO’s in Lae in December 2018 we are pleased to hear back from officers involved. The training messages are being put into practice.
One message related to soil loss. Top soil matters. It is precious. Once given away in heavy rain it is given away forever. The recipients down stream never pay for this precious soil. Sometimes the soil arrives out in the ocean, covering spawning beds for shell fish.
Bonnie writes
Nice to hear from you. Well my eggplant garden is experiencing big difference. One of 8 plants flowered and produced eggplant which I had for dinner without mulch. This week 5 out of eight is flowering with newspaper mulch. Big difference.
Mulching and