“My son Ajohny enjoys watering the plants. He is two years and four months old. I hold him up to the Earth Box, he waters it.” Zarana proudly pointed at her Earth Box, which was flourishing on a board creatively invented by one of her brothers. With a beautiful smile, Zarana said “I love Earth Box.” Another RCP mom, Karen, was a lot outgoing, chatting with us and holding her 6-month old son Nature, “ When I harvest cucumbers, I shared with my neighbors. I gave each one of them one cucumber. She laughed and continued “now they are jealous of my Earth Box….oh, yes, I want to have another one! It is easy to take care of. I want to plant tomatoes and spinach.”
The visits to eleven RCP moms’ homes to check on Earth Boxes were the highlight of my day. Their smiles, enthusiasm, excitement and pride are contagious.