Interesting. Inspiring. And a positive boost to the hope account.
After years of hard-hitting chemical usage, local communities in El Salvador are going green. Out with Monsanto and its “free” seeds, in with EM and Bokashi.
This article by Brad Nahill takes us into the world of local farmers who are fed up. The “green revolution” that’s been running in El Salvator over the past half-century has left fields drained of nutrition and farmers drained of their health and resources. The agricultural boom years have been good to the landowners and commercial operators. It has left local farmers dirt poor and wanting to do things differently from now on.
Bascially, they’re going organic. Working with large-scale Bokashi compost using the materials they have on hand: sugar cane waste, rice husks and cow manure. Diversifying the crops that they grow. Building a seed bank. Helping one another.
Have a read. This, I promise, will leave you inspired!