Shell’s Seeds Fund III & Vermicompost Workshop for Organic Farmers

Kelwin farm

Kelwin’s Farm

Members from Skycommunity and the ABJC students are attending this talk

Members from Skycommunity and the ABJC students are attending this talk.

Borneo Ecotourism Solution & Technologies (BEST) Society’s Chairman, Mr. Albert Teo handed over the final 3rd seeds fund, amounting RM 5,000.00 to ten participants of Organic Farming at the Asrama Bantaran Joy Centre (ABJC) student hostel, Sikuati, Kudat on 12th April 2014. Overall, each farmer received a total of RM 1,600.00 since June 2013, which is part of RM 40,000.00 grant from Shell Malaysia.

In conjunction with presentation of grant, BEST Society organised an introductory talk on vermicompost, which was attended by 30 participants including students from ABJC and representative from Skycommunity. The talk was delivered by Mr Ho Yoke Soon, aiming to introduce the concept of ‘vermicompost’ that helps to improve the fertility of the soil. He will be spending six days with the farmers and show them hands-on, the preparation for vermicompost.

Mr Ho himself is a landscaper and through his experiences, he found that the worm really helps to improvement on soil fertilities. The participants are looking forward to six days of practical experience with Mr Ho. A total of RM 1,157.80 was spent for meal, logistic expenditure and allowance and speakers fee for Mr Ho.

Though out this project, the organic farm’s participants were exposed on making enzyme workshop, study trip to Canaan farms, education talk by Korean speakers and 2014 motivation seminar which were organized by BEST Society.

Mr Ho giving briefing about vermicompost

Mr Ho giving briefing about vermicompost.

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Recipients of Shell seed fund.

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