Although we don't have elephants to keep out of our gardens, I wonder if there are some principles to be learned here?
That's a very good idea. Elephants are a problem to Kenyan farmers and getting them out of your garden might mean getting attacked. If you try to run an elephant off he takes it very personally.
Another thing going on over there right now is to teach people to cook with solar power. A woman was chosen to teach the locals about this and they call her "Mama Solar." I saw a video also where Mama Sarah Obama (our president's grandmother) has now got solar lighting for her place. She loves it. Kenyans do not have electricity everywhere like we do in America today.