Wednesday photo: Veggies and trash

As I have been double-digging beds in my garden here in Swaziland, I have encountered lots of trash.

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Cabbage, trash, and freshly planted beans.

Trash in the garden, you say?

Why, yes, because in rural Swaziland there is no trash pickup service, so people either burn and/or bury their trash.

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I found lots of ceramics, glass, tin, nails, and shoes.

My family first burns the trash in pits dug throughout the yard. Once the pit is full of non-burnable trash, it will be covered. Maybe a garden will be started over it a few years later.

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