3. In their first season, they work actively with the minga botanica
to plant native gardens and fruit trees, both of which are very low-maintenance once established.
4. These plantings, however, only fill about half of the yard. Expanding their desire to rehabilitate the currently empty ground, they engage the minga botanica
and the San Ysidro Planting Corps
to plant a mini-forest carbon sink in the backyard. The lush vegetation of the Miyawaki
method requires zero maintenance after three years, but it fills the garden with flowers, butterflies, and birdsong.