This garden is a home project that they play in daily with their three children. They have 4 chickens that lay eggs for them, eat greens from their garden and are sweet pets for their children - meet the chickens in this video. They grow a range of seasonal organic edibles; almost anything that they can eat straight from the garden. Some of their favorites include, Taiwanese spinach, snap peas, basil and swiss chard. We also have a very productive peach tree, lime, apple, guava and persimmon tree. They also have a large composting area with three bins that house red wiggler worms. They make their own organic compost to fertilize the garden. Their garden is a wonderful place where their children learn and explore about our natural world.
They water once a week by hand with a hose and watering cans. They used a lot of compost as mulch on top of the soil that keeps the moisture in the ground from evaporating. They compost almost all their household green waste; food scraps, paper towels, grass clippings and leaves. They love composting!
Their website http://www.kidscancompost.com/ provides a free digital instructional illustrated guidebook for all ages, to anyone interested in starting a compost or learning more. They will have some hard copies of the book available and red wiggler worms to share.