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Fish Pond in the REAP Garden

This is the pond that we have recently dug at the bottom of the garden in Kajulu, and stocked with ‘fingerlings’ in April.  George dug the pond in the semi-swampy portion of the REAP garden in Kajulu in March 2012.

George constructed a compost frame in the REAP pond.  Tilapia fish feed mainly off algae.  The algae are fed by decomposing compost.  This is the cheapest way to feed fish, so is what we are promoting in REAP rather than buying fish food!  Here, George is building the frame or basket into which compost is thrown daily.  With the garden there is plenty of material to feed here and this is supplemented with goat droppings.