Farm Inputs

Compost, which is made by Nature is seen on the surface of soil in the forest. Compost is a “house” for micro-organisms (fungi and bacteria) and small animals which live and get energy by decomposing their food, such as dead grass, dead trees and animal bodies. It is a humus-like substance. Anything that has once lived can be composted, such as plant waste and animal waste.

Kuntan (carbonized rice husk/rice husk charcoal) is made from rice husks smoked from a fire underneath in a tin. It is used as a source of soil minerals like phosphate, potash and calcium.

IMO (Indigenous Micro-Organism) are natural activating microbes that help to enhance the soil structure. It acts as a quickener during the decomposition process of compost as well as enhancing the nutritional value of the natural fertilizer. The IMO know-how was developed and introduced by Mr. Cho Han Kyu of Korea, the founder of Natural Farming.

Green Liquid Fertiliser is made from many raw materials such as green plants (vegetable/weed, young banana trunk), soybean/coconut waste, dried animal dung, fresh fishes, rice bran and IMO3. The materials are soaked with water in a big drum for at least 3 days. The liquid is used to spray on crops regularly after recommended dilution.

Animal Manure is used for our composts and fertilizers as the main source of Nitrogen. Our organic farm has stopped using chicken manure since Dec 2007 because of consumers’ concerns over growth hormones and heavy metal contaminations from chicken feed even after fermentation. Since then, we are only using cow and goat manure for our natural inputs.

“Some of the best organic farmers and gardeners say we don’t grow food, we grow soil…we feed the soil, the soil feeds us.”

Gene Rosow

Composting site
Green Liquid
Compost Heap

Composting banana plants

Smoked Rice husks