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Building a Community Garden (Huerto Intensivo)

December 8, 2012

P1050189 P1050190 P1050191 P1050192 P1050193 P1050194 P1050195I found this scene one afternoon in a neighbourhood in Vedado. These chaps are building a Huerto Intensivo, a community garden. They were in the process of digging out the area that a new raised garden will occupy. The dirt was sifted through a makeshift sieve, the larger items extracted and the dirt piled to go back into the garden. In one of the pictures you can see a trench dug around the edge of the ground they are sifting, larger rocks and detritus was placed in the trench. It seems to be the footings for the garden. Other photos show the existing raised garden beds in various condition and states of planting. This particular garden was on a street corner, a mini allotment I guess. Around 20 – 25  families grow food in the garden at any one time.


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