betty from peace & justice showed up last week rounded up 30 kids and set them to work digging holes. we weren't really sure what for, we thought she might just like ordering children into work teams and having them dig holes in the middle of downpours but it turns out...
the director of the municipal greenhouse came out and showed the kids how to plant trees...in the middle of a monsoon
looking on with interest
bayron dug right in
osmin taking charge
eduar enjoyed the easy job of distributing plants
in the front we planted ginger...which might offset the newly installed landfill right next door. i really have to blog on that tomorrow.
michelle and company opted for something completely different and decided to stay dry
if the juice from the garabge trucks doesn't kill them first these trees will eventually offer much needed shade to the building
salvador caring for a newly installed tree
afterwards i went to pancha's to beg some lunch and sit with jalmar for a little bit (he broke his ankle). I ended up staying most of the afternoon and decided to get some shots of the rainstorm. this then is their water-collection system.
the chickens trying to stay warm and dry in the presence of cuba the pig...they really named him cuba.
ok this is more appropriate for tomorrow's post...just keep this image in the back of you mind.