Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The real miracle of the garden of Eden

The garden of Eden was true to its name. The family home and the garden are on solid limestone broken up by small caves and faults. Over many years, Willie and his family gradually composted soil and planted seeds in the depressions. They now grow guava, papaya, mangos, squash, pumpkins, peas, lemon grass, tomatoes, wild apples, tamarind, and many other nutritional or medicinal plants. These banana trees are planted deep in a rocky pit. Instead of reaching up, the family has to bend down to pick the fruit.

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