Chinese Raised Gardens

Oriental raised gardens—an ancient growing method that has a lot in common with some of the Western world's "advanced" techniques—can give you a better harvest than row gardening with less labor.



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Private raised gardens—these outside of Guangzhou—put food on the table and can provide extra income at the free markets. Beds are shaped to fit the available space.
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Because the beds are never walked upon, the soil stays loose and productive, while the surrounding paths are weed-free.
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Even among the monoliths of the "Forest of Stones," small garden plots help feed the population.
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Very little is wasted in China. Here, sweet potato tops are ground up for pig fodder.
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This woman is on her way to a Sunday free market held in a village outside of Kumming.
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A Chinese "fast food" outlet.
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Private raised gardens—these outside of Guangzhou—put food on the table and can provide extra income at the free markets. Beds are shaped to fit the available space.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

















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