Young Fitzgerald Hakoli and Marcella Talsa stand over new raised-bed gardens in Han, the Carteret Islands in Melanesia. Photo by: (Aunt) Ursula Rakova, of Tulele Peisa. Community gardens are central to life in much of Melanesia, where traditional management systems of the use of land ensures productivity and sustainability. With climate change, sea level rise is causing salinization, and raising garden beds is one coping strategy. The Cateret Islands are on the frontlines of climate change, where salt water is coming up through the coral rock in the center of islands.
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