Camp GLOW – Environment Day

9 Aug

Environment Day started with tree cookies (the anatomy of a tree), picking up litter for collages, making soaps and salves, and composting. The next day we drove to the Agriculture college at the University of Gondar (who graciously hosted us for the week) and built an herb spiral garden in their entrance. At night we also screened a few Planet Earth episodes – “Mountains” actually feature the Simiens, which are just north of Gondar.

One my girls from Gondar has already called me saying she is building an herb spiral in her compound with her family. Permagardening and taking skills home for the win!

picking up trash for the "Litter We Know" Collages

picking up trash for the “Litter We Know” Collages

making soap

making soap

oil for salves

oil for salves

Ronny teaching about composting

Ronny teaching about composting

Herb Spiral Garden

Herb Spiral Garden

Getting dirty for permagardening

Getting dirty for permagardening

planting seeds - these are peppercorn I believe

planting seeds – these are peppercorn I believe

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6 Responses to “Camp GLOW – Environment Day”

  1. apronheadlilly August 11, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Is the spiral just decorative, or is there a reason?

    • sarahjcrozier August 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

      It helps with the water flow. You can’t tell from the picture, but it is raised like a building. The herbs that need the least water get planted in the middle and the water drains down the spiral to feed the herbs at the bottom. It also saves on space šŸ™‚

      • apronheadlilly August 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

        How cool! And it is picturesque, too!

  2. apronheadlilly August 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:
    ************Read my niece’s explantion in the comments about the spiral garden. What a great idea.

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