Month: April 2018

Soil not oil

ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ So many things can be recycled! Even oil barrels. Think how cool it would be to make recycled soil in these, from unwanted organic waste, and grow something beautiful. It’s easy enough to do. Shall we try? /Jenny အရာဝတၳဳအေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားကိုျပန္လည္အသံုးခ်လို႔ရပါတယ္။ဆီေပပါပံုးေတြေတာင္မွပဲေပါ့။ လူေတြမႏွစ္ၿမိဳ႕ၾကတဲ့စားကြၽင္းစားက်န္သဘာဝစြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကေနေျမဩဇာေကာင္းျပဳလုပ္ၿပီး၊ဒီဆီေပပါပိုင္းေတြထဲပန္းပင္လွလွေလးေတြစိုက္လိုက္ရရင္ဘယ္ေလာက္ေတာင္မိုက္လိုက္မလဲ..စဥ္းစားၾကည့္ဦးဗ်ာ။ လုပ္ဖို႔ကလည္းတကယ္လြယ္ပါတယ္ဗ်။ စမ္းၾကည့္ၾကမလား..??? ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔၊ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ေနထိုင္တဲ့ကမၻာေျမႀကီးလွပဖို႔အတြက္ပဲဗ်ာ။…

Cows chewing on plastic

ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ္ It’s hard to imagine anything more tragic than cows chewing their way through piles of plastic waste in the hope of finding some food. In the end they do find some, of course, but their life would be a whole lot easier if…

We’re making Bokashi bran

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ္ We’re making bokashi bran! Admittedly it’s only a test production but it seems like we’re on the right track. It looks and smells as it should after a few weeks in the barrel and that’s a good start.

Cartons have a value

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Recycling, Myanmar style. Cardboard has a value, so it’s collected. Food and other organic waste has no value, so it’s not collected. But organic waste, in our opinion, is gold — soil for the present, food for the future. Bokashi will make a…

FarmBiz: creating chemical-free farms

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Here at FarmBiz in the leafier suburbs of Yangon there’s an urban farm. Villas on all sides and nothing the least rural about the landscape. It’s actually a very cool place because it’s so unexpected. Everything here is chemical free.

Great progress!

(English version below) က်မတို႔ပေရာဂ်တ္ပထမေျခလွမ္းေအာင္ျမင္ျခင္းအထိမ္းအမွတ္နဲ႔ဘိုကာ႐ွိျမန္မာအဖြဲ႔ေအးခ်မ္းတိတ္ဆိတ္စြာေအာင္ပြဲခံေနတာ။ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ရက္သတၱပတ္အနည္းငယ္ေလာက္တုန္းက၊ေျဖ႐ွင္းစရာေမးခြန္းအေျမာက္အမ်ားရယ္၊

Bokashi at the Post-harvest technology training center

(English version below) မႏၱေလးအျပင္ဘက္၊ထံုးဘိုမွာ႐ွိတဲ့၊ကိုရီးယားျမန္မာပါတနာျဖစ္၊ရိတ္သိမ္းခ်ိန္လြန္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္းကဘိုကာ႐ွိေရးရာကြၽမ္းက်င္သူတစ္ဦးနဲ႔..Inda..ေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ေတြ..EM..ဆိုတဲ့အက်ိဳးျပဳအႏုဇီဝသက္႐ွိကိစၥေဆာင္ရြက္လာတာႏွစ္ခ်ီ႐ွိေနပါၿပီ။ EM နဲ႔ Bokashi ကိုစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးမွာအသံုးျပဳနည္းနဲ႔စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဆိုင္ရာတျခားဘာသာရပ္ေတြကိုပါဒီသင္တန္းမွာသင္ၾကားေပးပါတယ္။ ေရ႐ွည္အလားအလာအတြက္က်ေနာ္တို႔ဘိုကာ႐ွီျမန္မာရဲ႕တြဲဖက္ပါတနာေတြျဖစ္လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။   Inda met up with the bokashi expert at the Korean-Myanmar Partnership, Post-Harvest Technology Training Center, Htone Bo, outside Mandalay. They have been working with EM for many years, run training courses in how…

Urban farming at best

Urban farming is coming to life in Yangon — and it’s social too. Yesterday, FarmBiz had their first networking event at their farm and ”showcase”; their business idea is to help and inspire others to start chemical free farms in Myanmar. Cool initiative! Next…

Chemical free in Yangon

Some photos from the gathering at FarmBiz yesterday, an urban farm in suburban Yangon. They grow really healthy, chemical-free vegetables and are on a mission to inspire others to start farming the organic way around the country. Fresh and healthy, but beautiful too. We…

Even trash has a value

Recycling, Myanmar style. This is over the river on the Dala side of Yangon. Hard to get a grip on it all, but many people are involved in collecting, sorting and reselling trash. Some things, like glass and PET bottles have a value of…

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