Posts Tagged ‘bamboo’

We, here, at Jiwa Damai are very active, even though it is our quiet period after the Balinese new year.  Our parking and entrance is being rejuvenated through some lovely landscaping. All bamboo were collected on our land and then placed into the river for a period of 3 weeks to increase the life of the Bamboo without chemical preservation.

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Preparing the soil for seeding long beans are our Balinese gardener Kadet with our Canadian volunteer Catherine.

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Here is Catherine also setting up the bamboo stick to give the beans guidelines how to grow.

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It is rainy season on Bali. Heavy rains and storms are quite common during this time of the year. One side effect of the rain, in combination with the hot and humid temperature is the fast growth of algae, weeds and fungus.

The roof of our green house was completely covered with algae. No sunlight would come through the roof anymore, …which the plants down beneath did not like of course.

Something had to be done. Ketut was very creative in developing a tool, a special brush, with which he could clean the roof.

And see what kind of cool construction Ketut made:
A bamboo stick, with hair from a coconut shell attached to it as well as a water hose.

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This construction worked quite efficiently and not before long, the sunlight would shine through the roof again !

Roof cleaning the Balinese way

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