Category: Projects

It’s now or never, right?

Read our previous updates here! You can’t have missed that a 16-year old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, is saying it like it is. The house is on fire, she says. And it is. Politicians, leaders, and everyone her parents age and up, have fiddled…

Exciting new projects and a new bokashi yard!

JANUARY 2019 Read about our project so far, it’s interesting! The November update here, October here, the September one here, and the back story here. Our mantra is that organic waste IS. NOT. TRASH.  Every day it gets clearer to us just how important…

Making a garden in a swamp

Read about our project so far, it’s interesting! The October update here, the September one here, and the back story here. New projects and  a ton of enthusiasm Towards the end of October the monsoon peters out and finally stops. Well, there have been…

Community bokashi: Let’s make an urban farm!

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! “Bokashi Myanmar”  Within the city limits of Yangon, there is a community of some 20,000 people living without electricity, without water, and without waste collection. Even in this, admittedly, under-serviced city this is a low-water mark. They deserve better. Anyone…

Tea leaves = fertiliser

  (ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Here’s an inspiring story. On a spare corner of a community wasteland (=dump, basically) in Mandalay this guy is drying used tea leaves. He collects them from local tea shops on a regular basis and brings them here to dry. Then he…

Hyacinths and waterways

(English Version Below) ဒီေျမေကာ္စက္ႀကီးကိုေတြ႔လားဗ်။ဒီဟာကမႏၱေလးမွာေရစီးေျမာင္းထဲကေဗဒါေတြကို႐ွင္းေနတဲ့ပံုပါ။ကန္ေဘာင္ေပၚပံုထားတဲ့ေဗဒါအထပ္လိုက္အပံုႀကီးဗ်ာ။က်ေနာ္ကိုင္ၾကည့္ခ်င္လိုက္တာ။အဲဒီေဗဒါအေျခာက္ေတြကိုသစ္ရြက္ေျခာ

Bokashi in a nunnery

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Another micro project we’re running is bokashi in a nunnery in Yangon. These nuns (one of them is Inda’s sister) live in a rural area and cook much of their own food. So they have organic mterial to take care of and hopefully…

Cleanup day at Dala

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Just now Inda is at a community cleanup In Dala, Yangon. These cleanups are becoming a thing in Yangon and its great to see — every little bit helps! We’re in this area a lot these days, it’s the township on the other…

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…

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…

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