Banana patch ethnogardening
The banana patch was heavily overgrown this term. After a viewing machete safety videos in A204, the class walked down to the patch. I had preloaded the machetes in my car and pre-positioned the car at the agriculture area so the class did not have to cross campus with machetes. This took more time than I anticipated, and I had to jog back to the class to meet them on time. This approach, however, works better than any other. At the end of class the students simply put the machetes in the car, I do not have to lug a couple dozen machetes back across the campus.
Deep in Clidemia hirta
Naoya pulling Clidemia hirta
The Clidemia hirta was tall and thick
Fanning out around the overgrown garden
Vanessa Hadley clearing bush