Kitchen garden and scrap market

This morning , B. (the fourth permanent dweller at the International House, besides Manu, Garima and Aiyana), took me around the permaculture kitchen garden.

B. and I, Carme, with some huge beans and a cucumber from the garden

There are several garden beds, some of them round shaped, where they grow quite a lot of organic vegetables: huge beans (more than 30 cm long!), tomatoes which will be ready in some weeks, beautiful spinachs, wonderful lettuces, giant rucola, lots of basil, bananas still to ripen, crunchy cucumbers, rosella (used to make mouthwatering jams and juices), tulsi (a very common Indian aromatic plant), edible hibiscus from Philippines, the so-called multivitamine plant, young papaya trees, pineapples (still to bear fruit)… Oh, and the first pumpkin of the season was used by some of the students of Washington University last Saturday to make a delicious pumpkin pie. Yummy!

Maggi, Richie and Heather: the pumpkin pie team!

In the evening, B. and I fix a succulent green salad. So tasty and healthy! And what a joy it is to eat what’s been grown at home and has just been picked! Much more natural and aligned with our being…

And to change the subject… Today Leonardo managed to go to Pondicherry with Mahesh to see what the scrap market had to offer.


He got some pipes… he wants to turn into a didgeridoo which will be partly hidden inside the wall ! I’m looking forward to seeing how this looks like! He also got some pulleys and a revolving axle… Hmm… Let’s see what he uses them for.

By the way, don’t you think it’s time to peek at some of the artists first drafts and ideas…? Don’t miss my next posts, then, and you’ll be able to have a look at his notes!

What are you going to do with that, Leonardo?

And today’s farewell quote it’s about being frank, like a flower… Wow…

[A flower] is frank: it hides nothing of its beauty, and lets it flow frankly out of itsef. What is within, what is in its depths, it lets it come out so that everyone can see it.

The Mother, in “The Mother’s Flower Blessings”

Offering flowers


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Filed under Carme, Garden project, Musical wall and railing

One response to “Kitchen garden and scrap market

  1. Anna Pujol i Valls

    I can imagine what the salad and the pumpkin pie tasted like…delicious! I like the quote about the flowers, Carme, thanks for sharing them once more.Anna

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