As an isolated island nation, access to fresh fruit and vegetables can be difficult for Tokelau. The innovative keyhole garden technique allows for fresh crops to be grown all year round. To underline this cultural peculiarity Tokelau Post released five stamps depicting the original the keyhole gardening technique.
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Initially developed in Africa, the keyhole gardening technique is named for the fact that when looked at from overhead, they resemble a keyhole. The keyhole gardening technique is perfectly suited to Tokelau's hot climate and limited access to soil. Keyhole gardens include a compost basket in the center which allows the garden to act like an organic recycling tank. This innovative gardening technique allows for crops to be grown all year round as well as providing enough food to feed ten people.
This illustrated stamp issue explores the keyhole gardening technique in-depth, including a step by step process on how to create your own keyhole garden being shown on the sheetlet of five stamps.