草根蔓藤Grassroot weedly

草根蔓藤

久違了的草根捎來好消息了,草根要開始蔓藤了。經過了水果季節的忙碌,然后接踵而來的漫天風雨,十二月,挖泥機緩緩地駛進草根地盤動工。草根園地由原先的荒野,變成即將提供人類食物的園地。

在我們即將生產是食物前,我們希望能向這大地致敬。草是土地上的先驅植物,然后進化成攀藤植物,小樹、大灌/喬樹等。在這過程中,bacteria, protozoa, nemetodes, fungi, fungus陸續加入土地中,滋養土地和植物。這自然過程可能用上十年,一百年,一千年或更多。茅草是眾所周知的第一代低等植物,只有他們能在不肥沃及缺乏生命力的土地上生長,可想而知他們是有著多么頑強的生命力。

草根以生產食物之名加速了這進化過程,這雖然破壞了土地的自然進化,但我們希望除此之外,我們都會遵從自然環境的生存法則來進行耕種。

我們現在正忙著規劃園地,設計園地,增加土地有機質,覆蓋,種植及搭寮亭。我們在土地上加了木削,燒米谷、米谷、枯草/葉及有機肥。這些有機質將能弄松土地,也會招攬微生物及蚯蚓來為我們做免費農夫。我們還需要收集大批的有機質加入泥土中。至于寮亭過后會充當我們的歇息處、儲藏處和堆肥處,真多謝我們園內的3位壯士的辛苦建造。我們也正在規劃園地的地方使用:哪里建造雞寮、該種些什么、什么時候種些什么等等。此外,我們也 開始種植黃梨、洛神、木薯、芋頭、銀芋、桔子等等。希望他們能頑強地在這么貧瘠的土地上生存。

話不多說,獻給大家看看我們一些照片。我們有空時再跟大家做更多的分享。

After a long silence from Grassroot, now here we come with a good news for all who concerns about us. As you may know or you may not know, the area we going to farm is harsh, wilderness and full of cough grass (as known as lalang), so we need dredge to plough the land . After a busy of fruits seoson, and rain season afterward, now we finally can start on our farming on that laond.

Before that, we wish to deliver our grateful appreciate to our Mother Earth. Natural have it own way of living. Grass is the 1st generation of all the plant In the land. Succession and revolution going on on that land become forbs, bushes, shrub, pioneer tree, and climate with the present of bacteria, protozoa, nemetodes, fungi, fungus etc. Cough grass usually is the grass that grown 1st in the land that is very poor, so it proof that cough grass got a really strong and tough vitality as it can grow in a little resources. When bacteria, protozoa, nemetodes, fungi, fungus come into the land by sequence, succession happen. This process may take 10 years, 100 years or even 1000 years naturally. But in the name of food for humans, peoples accelerate it, make the succession become faster to come out with what human wish.

Grassroot also going through the process of acceleration, but we do it with consciously. Our farm full of lalang and only have very little shrub. We accelerate it so that the land become suitable for vegetable and tree to grow. So, we have to add in bacteria, we have to add in organic matter to attract microorganism, worms etc to come to our land to work for us. We break the nature succesion, but we not mean to break the entire nature asset. We hope to sustainability work with the land and environment, abide by nature law, to create food for future.

So, please do share the grateful and happiness with us for to start to work with natural. Let’s share what we do now. Basically, we start to add in organic matter into the soil, namely left over wood, rice bran, rice, husk, grass etc. This is the long process that we have to do to reach the healthy soil. We also do mulching to provide a better place for microorganism and worms to live in soil。 We also planting some plants eg: yam, banana, pineapple, tapioca etc.

And also, we start to build a house as our storage, resting place and also our compost area.  Thanks for the 3 man in our farm that put a lot of efforts  on it. We do a lot of designing on our farm, planning  what we gonna to plant, schedule of it, planning the location of pond, chicken coup, planting area etc.

Here we attach some photo also for you to let you have a better imagination of the whole picture of our farm and our works.

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  1. Hi girls,

    Nice to see your progress, good going. We here at Indochine Natural (www.indochinenatural.com) wish all the best.

    BTW, we are still looking for loofah growers if you are interested in an easy cash crop.

    Regards,

    Mike & Linh

  2. ccl

     /  December 23, 2009

    加油,希望你們多寫,多拍!

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