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May 2015

Lekk: A Senegalese Garden for Moroso

Tue 19 May, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm BST
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Clerkenwell Design Week, Icon's House of Culture, Clerkenwell Green
London, EC1R 0DE United Kingdom
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‘Lekk’  is a Wolof word meaning edible, or tasty. Tiny gardens like this exist all over Senegal, even in tight urban areas . Tended mainly by women, they are built from found detritus, cans, tyres, plastic, sticks - but are highly productive, supplying a wide range of fruit and vegetables for the extended family community, and for sale at markets. Despite their appearance, high-tech methods are used including biochar added to the soil to increase fertility, and sometimes GM seeds…

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