Zechariah is the night watchman at Kusamala. Each night he guards the front entrance of Kusamala and keeps watch of the grounds while we sleep. That he was able to complete the Demonstration Garden Training is amazing. The classes ran for several hours during the day and yet he returned each night for work. He is a wonderful and kind man and I was so honored to have him share his garden with us.
Zechariah showing his compost pile in his small home garden in Landscape, Malawi.
Zechariah must also have been hard at work at home while he was in training. By the time we arrived to visit his home garden he was already in full production. We found out that he had been actively collecting and preserving seed from tomatoes at the local market, his fence had been constructed and he had a well established compost pile in the works. It was amazing to see.
Tomatoes and squash can be seen growing in this productive tiny home garden. The mulch pathway will provide protection from the wind and sun conserving water in the surrounding garden beds.
Zechariah using the watering can that he received upon his graduation from The Red Soil Project's Demonstration Garden Training Program.