Bokashi checkup at Chu Chu

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ )

Three or four weeks ago we were out at Chu Chu, an entrepreneurial design and recycling business on the “other side” of Yangon, on a sandy lane in Dala. They have already started cleaning up plastic waste from the street and next step is to sort the organics and use it to make soil outside the shop of the neighbors to use in their gardens. We started off the first barrel with food waste from some neighbors and a bunch of old flowers and leaves, people kept turning up with stuff to add.So, Inda went out this weekend to see how it was going and while the barrel was fermenting nicely, he had to do some quick fix work to remove plastic bags, shampoo sachets and a few other non-organics from the mix. We’re learning what communication we need to make this work, so it’s a good hands-on experience for us.
Next step will be to make a garden bed/soil factory on that little patch of sandy soil on the roadside. We’re thinking of layering the bokashi with a layer of sand/silt dredged from the nearby river; there just isn’t a lot of soil to be had in nearby gardens. We’ll set it up in a raised bed (using recycled car tires probably) and cover it over with some shade cloth or a tarp to protect against wandering cows, goats and kids. In a couple of weeks the bokashi should be largely converted to soil and we can then add another batch, building the soil bit by bit.
It’s a small and seemingly insignificant project, but this is the way we mean to start. Testing and learning, finding what works and what doesn’t, learning how to communicate with neighbors in the best possible way. So that when it gets going, as it will, it will be easy to roll this out to many other village streets.
That’s our plan. We’ll keep you informed….🙂
/Jenny

ေ႐ွးသံုးေလးပတ္ေလာက္တုန္းက က်ြန္မတို႔ဘိုကာ႐ွိျမန္မာအဖြဲ႔ဟာ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕တစ္ဖက္ကမ္း ဒလၿမိဳ႕ရဲ႕သဲထူထူလမ္းေလးထဲက စြန္႔ဦးတီထြင္ဒီဇိုင္းျပဳလုပ္ၾကတဲ့စြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းျပန္လည္အသံုးခ်စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းရဲ႕အေရာင္းဆိုင္..Chu Chu..ႂကြပ္ႂကြပ္..ကိုေရာက္ခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္။လမ္းထဲကပလပ္စတစ္အမႈိက္႐ွင္းတဲ့အလုပ္ကိုသူတို႔ေတြစႏွင့္ၿပီးၾကပါၿပီ။ေနာက္တစ္ဆင့္ကေတာ့သဘာဝစြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကိုစုစည္းျပီး၊အိမ္နီးခ်င္းဆိုင္ေတြ၊အိမ္ေတြစသည္မွာျပန္လည္အသံုးခ်လို႔ရမယ့္ေျမဩဇာျပဳလုပ္ဖို႔ပဲျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
အိမ္နီးခ်င္းတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕ဆီကမီးဖိုေခ်ာင္စြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းေလးေတြရယ္၊စြန္႔ပစ္ဘုရားပန္းတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕နဲ႔သစ္ရြက္ေလးဘာေလးထည့္ၿပီး၊စြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းနဲ႔ဘိုကာ႐ွီဖြဲႏုေရာစပ္တဲ့ပထမဆံုးစည္ပိုင္းေလးကိုဒလမွာကြၽန္မတို႔စတင္ခဲ့ပါတယ္။အမိႈက္စည္ထဲထည့္ဖို႔ပစၥည္းေလးေတြနဲ႔လူေတြလည္းအလ်ိဳအလ်ိဳေရာက္လာၾကပါတယ္။
ဒီအပတ္ထဲစည္ပိုင္းအေျခေနကို..က်မတို့ရဲ့အဖြဲ႔ဝင္…Inda…ကသြားစစ္ေဆးၾကည့္ရႈခဲ့ရာမွာေတာ့….အေျခေနေကာင္းေနတာကိုေတြ႔ခဲ့ရပါတယ္။ဒါေပမယ့္လည္းမားမားေခါက္ဆြဲေျခာက္ထဲကရသာအိတ္ခြံေလးေတြ၊ေခါင္းေလွ်ာ္ရည္အိတ္ခြံစတဲ့ပလပ္စတစ္အိတ္ကေလးေတြကိုေတာ့ဖယ္႐ွားခဲ့ရပါေသးတယ္။အလုပ္ျဖစ္ဖို႔ဘယ္လိုကြန္ျမဴနီေကး႐ွင္းလုပ္သင့္လဲဆိုတာက်မတို႔သင္ယူခြင့္ရတာမို႔ဒါေလးကလက္တစ္ကမ္းအေတြ႕ၾကံဳေလးမို႔တန္ဖိုး႐ွိပါတယ္။
ေနာက္တဆင့္ကေတာ့လမ္းေဘးအဲဒိသဲထူထူေျမေလးေပၚစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေျမအခံျပဳလုပ္ဖို႔ပါျဖစ္ပါတယ္။အနီးနားျမစ္ထဲကစုပ္ယူထားတဲ့သဲ/ႏႈန္းေျမနဲ႔ေအာက္ခံတစ္ထပ္လုပ္ၿပီးမွအေပၚကေနဘိုကာ႐ွီကိုတစ္ထပ္ထည့္ၿပီးသဲနဲ႔ျပန္ဖံုးဖို႔စဥ္းစားေနပါတယ္။အနီးနားမွာလဲေျမအမ်ိဳးစားေကာင္းရဖို႔ကမလြယ္ေလာက္ထင္မိလို႔ပါ။ကားတာယာအေဟာင္းေတြေအာက္ကခံခင္းၿပီးအျမင့္ပံုစံလုပ္မယ္။ၿပီးေတာ့အရိပ္မိုးအစတစ္ခုခုနဲ႔ျဖစ္ေစ၊သို႔၊တာေပၚလင္စနဲ႔ျဖစ္ေစအေပၚကေနကာမယ္ေပါ့။ျဖတ္သြားျဖတ္လာႏြားေတြဆိတ္ေတြနဲ႔လာလာကစားတဲ့ကေလးေတြမဆြေစဖို႔ေလ။ဒီလိုလုပ္လိုက္ရင္ႏွစ္ပတ္ေလာက္ဆိုဘိုကာ႐ွီကပင္မအားျဖင့္ေျမဆီေျမေဆြးအျဖစ္ေျပာင္းလဲသြားမယ္။ၿပီးရင္ေတာ့ေနာက္တေခါက္က်မတို႔ထပ္ေဆာင္ရြက္မယ္။ေျမဩဇာေကာင္းလာေအာင္တစ္စတစ္စနည္းနည္းခ်င္းျပန္တည္ေဆာက္မယ္။
ဒါကေသးငယ္ၿပီးခမ္းနားမႈမ႐ွိတဲ့ပေရာဂ်တ္ကေလးလို႔ထင္ရပါတယ္။သို႔ေသာ္ဒါကက်မတို႔စတင္ဖို႔အမွန္တကယ္ရည္ရြယ္ထားတဲ့အတိုင္းပါပဲ။စမ္းသပ္ရင္း၊သင္ယူရင္း၊အလုပ္ျဖစ္တဲ့ဟာမျဖစ္တဲ့ဟာကို႐ွာေဖြခြဲထုတ္ရင္း၊အနီးအနားကလူေတြနဲ႔ဆက္သြယ္ဆက္ဆံဖို႔အေကာင္းဆံုးနည္းလမ္းကိုသင္ယူေလ့လာရင္းနဲ႔ေပါ့။ဒါမွရည္ရြယ္ထားတဲ့အတိုင္းအလုပ္တကယ္ျဖစ္လာတဲ့အခါ(တကယ္လည္းျဖစ္လာမွာပါ 😊)တျခားရပ္ကြက္ေတြ၊လမ္းေတြ၊ရြာေတြအထိျဖန္႔က်က္ဖို္လြယ္ကူမွာေပါ့႐ွင္။
က်မတို႔စဥ္းစားစီစဥ္ထားတာဒီအတိုင္းပါပဲ႐ွင္။
သတင္းသစ္ေတြလည္းစဥ္ဆက္မျပတ္တင္ေပးပါအံုးမယ္႐ွင္ 😊😊

/Inda

 

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Our sandy spot outside the shop. Doesn’t look like much, but it could be a nice garden.aption
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Adding food waste to a barrel isn’t really such a big deal, but there’s a first time for everything and we’re discussing what should go in and what shouldn’t.
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Food waste just isn’t glamorous, but it’s what we do so we think it’s cool. This will become great soil in a few weeks. Amazing. And so badly needed.

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