Spent the day at the Iron Mission State Park in Cedar City today and learned about waffle gardening. It is based on the ancient gardens of the Anasazi. The ones we made were hilled up with dirt while the ancient gardens were mounded with rocks. The idea is to make a depression that can be filled with water and plant in the depression. It acts as a solar collector for heat and a wind break. They also put in a Piute garden where they did rows that they flooded. It will be a lot of fun going by the park and checking on the progress of "our" gardens this summer. We will get a call back in the fall to harvest and have a cookout and then they'll have a workshop on preserving what we grew.