07 Apr '11, 12pm
Feeding the World With Rocks: Raised Bed Keyhole Gardens in Africa (Video)
manifesto for lazivores and work-free gardening may have revealed a certain lazy streak in me, but even I am not averse to putting in a little work if it means reaping major rewards later on. From building a no-dig garden to creating massive hugelkultur raised beds , I am well aware that some of the lowest maintenance gardens need a little infrastructural investment to get going. Keyhole gardens are a prime example—creating raised-bed, easy access systems that are perfect for novice gardeners and school children using a few rocks, manure, soil and straw. (And, apparently, a few rusty tin cans!) In Lesotho, Africa, these gardens are proving to be a lifeline in the fight against malnutrition.