Posted by Yvonne on July 12 for July 9
On each farm, at each transect, we sampled for the percentage of ground that was covered with mulch, bare dirt, or live vegetation. The large grid held by Yvonne, Zach, and Sebastian was used to estimate each in four locations on the transects.
One of the challenges that we faced was keeping water, mud, leaves, and insects out of our shoes and pant legs. Earthwatch had suggested that we bring along waterproof pants or gaiters (worn by Yvonne in the photo above). Some members of the team were more creative. Take a look at Sabrina and Brandon with their duct tape skills!