The gardens also help parents who can’t afford to pay tuition ($0.63 - $1.90 per month per child), as they can choose to work in the garden instead of paying cash. One day’s work covers one month of school. Other parents pay off surgeries their children have had through their work in the garden, or by providing us with manure for fertilizer.

Our staff is learning a lot about gardening and gaining valuable experience as we work with composting, organic farming, permaculture, vermiculture, and even some biodynamic methods. Volunteers
share their ideas and skills to help us make the most of our gardens.