Tuesday, December 4, 2007
How can a simple act of recycling rainwater help with improving our quality of life?
# Reduce usage of piped water, which process involves the importation of chemicals from foreign countries like China and energy to drive the mechanical pumps at the water intake points and along distribution lines network, help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.
# Saving on domestic expenditure from reduced water consumption . Savings can be used for other quality purchases.
Rainfall Statistics for Malaysia
# 3000 mm/ yr but only 3% is consumed. The rest goes into streams, rivers ,surface runoff and underground.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Grade A 'midin'
Saturday, November 10, 2007
View looking SOUTH
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Note the size of the fruits and the manner of fruiting
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
In my planting design , the final harvest will be the oil palm fruits. In the interim period , bananas can be planted and herbs for medicinal and culinary purposes. The tiny space of slope is planted with a variety of plants to produce diversified harvest at different timing. There is thus optimisation of land use longitudinally and latitudinal.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
This eco-farm does not look like your kind of an oil palm holding. There is much diversity. For instance exotics are a plenty . There is the wild banana bearing tiny fruits. But alongside are also commercial banana species. There are a collection of herbal plants like the fragrant pandan, lemon grass and kunyit( curcuma domestica). Contemporary fashionable ornamental plants like the heliconia and plumeria are here to stay. Other interesting plants like "the tree of heaven" or tongkat ali ( eurycoma longifolia ) is grown here too for its aphrodisiac potentialities. It is yet to seen when the first batch of tongkat ali trees bear fruits here.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
For one thing, Bintulu is now facing the 'oil palm boom'. Thus it is timely to track this phenomena in terms of the lives of small holders who do farming the ecological way that will help sustain this economic activity to new heights and more sustainable, naturally and financially.
Secondly, the rising oil prices have led to an interest in "bio fuel" and other alternative sources of energy, thus putting more pressure on agricultural land. Thus it is necessary to track this in a micro-sense like what can your eco-farm contribute.
Finally, global climatic change especially on the problems of global warming makes conservation a welcome agenda on the local, national, regional and ultimately the global level. Thus the importance of greening our business for example the eco-farming way.
We will continue to live with nature because it is our envelope. It is our climate. It is the air we breathe. The ground we gravitate. The seas we sail. The skies we scale. It is our soul's lost and last frontier. To give it peace. So that we live by its love and prosper more.