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.
We are in the middle of a severe, el niño induced drought in PNG which seems to be especially bad in Menya. It’s been bone dry in here since June and everybody is struggling to find food because the gardens aren’t producing. Click the picture to read more.
Today I tried pungu for the first time. Having deferred many times, I felt obligated after a guy climbed a tree to harvest some.