The picture below shows one of many dry streams that usually keep Menya lush and damp. Right now there is very little water flowing down from the rain forrest on the mountain. Many folks have given up trying to grow food in their normal gardens, but some have resorted to creative irrigation techniques.

Timothy (below) has dammed a small trickle of a stream a few hundred feet from one of his gardens.

He uses bamboo to pipe the water where it’s needed. (He has punched out the joints with a long metal rod so the water flows through the bamboo.)

The water splashes off the underside of this plate balanced on a stick and sprinkles his newly planted garden.

 

1 Comment
  1. PopPop

    Wow, the plate is really great.

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