3 The Sack Garden

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A woman holds a naked baby. She sits by a pre-teen boy and an even younger boy

This is Meg. Meg lives in South Africa. She has three kids.

A woman, holding a baby, and her two sons look dejected. One holds his stomach.

It is hard to feed her kids. White people own most of the farmland in South Africa. Meg does not have land for a garden. Food costs a lot of money.

Hands handle a sack of dirt and rocks. In the sack are green peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and peas.

But Meg has a very good way to grow food. She finds a big sack. She puts rocks in the middle of the sack. She fills the rest of the sack with dirt. She makes little holes in the side of the sack. She puts a tomato plant in one hole. She puts a bean plant in one hole. She puts a green pepper plant in one hole. She puts eggplant in the top of the sack. She waters the sack garden from the top.

A woman waters a garden growing in a sack.

Her garden does not need much water. Her garden does not need much room. Her garden does not cost much money to make. Her garden does not have many weeds.

A woman holding a baby grins with her two sons. They sit by a sack of dirt and a vegetable basket.

Now Meg can feed her kids.


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