How to Make it Rain
Have you ever wondered how to make it rain? The folks at Home Grown New Mexico may have figured it out. For the second year in a row the Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour has concluded with a downpour. I can't think of a more fitting end to a tour of permaculture gardens, water catchment systems and chicken coops than a powerful rainstorm.
Thanks to Home Grown New Mexico, the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association, and the home owners who welcomed a bunch of people to ask questions and tromp through their gardens. Here are a few images and thoughts on the 2014 Kitchen Garden and Coop tour.
- I need more rain catchment and I will have it soon!
- Mosquitos are a surprising drawback to great water catchment.
- Koi ponds can control mosquitos.
- Photographing permaculture gardens is tricky, they're so densely packed!
- I love the look of "urbanite" (salvage concrete chunks used as a building material).
- I should have started earlier, I rushed through Gaia Gardens and need to visit again.
- Once again I am amazed at the incredible gardens hidden behind walls and fences in Santa Fe.
Home Grown New Mexico - 2014 Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour