Picasa web album (help, I wanted to embed the slideshow, any tips?
We are now in the middle of a 2 day , open, public building session for our Jardin Suspendu (window/wall farm) in Dakar.
Yesterday we collected materials, cut bottles, made diagrams, made innovations for connecting the bottles, made our columns, made some root baskets out of old coffee cups and explored different dripper options.
Alot of people passed by to help us cutting and building and to find out mroe about the project. We didn’t have the possiblity for printing, so I made some large diagrams of the plans, which really helped as visuals when we explained the growing circuit.
Today we are assembling, with the reservoirs (we decided to go for 2 pvc tubes) and going to get some plants, then we will tackle the pumps. We have a lot of people passing by all the time, its nice to see so many curious faces!
Sorry for this slideshow of images, I don’t have much access to internet these days. We have so many electricity cuts. So using picasa and the captions on each photo is the fastest was I could find the get the stuff online.
I will go find the plants today. I am kind of clueless still about the pumping (we prepared a fermentation bottle, but don’t know how to hook it up) and how to feed the plants nutrients.
Do you guys think the coconut fibre, or pieces of coconut shells might work instead of clay pellets?