The visit was intended to expose the farmers to home-grown organic vegetable business, owned by Lee Thien Fook. The trip to Eco Farm was beneficial as it reinforced natural farming methods and proved that without pesticides, vegetables can still thrive. Organic farming not only ensured healthier produce, but an overall improvement in the ecosystem. Some of Mr. Lee’s secrets include feeding the chickens with ginseng and tongkat ali extracts and then using the chicken dung for as soil fertilizer. After the visit, the farmers started implementing some of the techniques on on their own gardens.

VISIT TO SIGNAL HILL ECO FARM

The Need

The organic approach to farming was first introduced to the local farmers of Kampung Rampai Besar, Sikuati in 2013. This concept of farming was foreign as farmers relied heavily on pesticides and herbicides to grow their vegetables. We needed to show the farmers that this method is tried, tested and yields greater produce.

Our Involvement

BEST Society organized a trip to Signal Hill Eco Farm in Kota Kinabalu on 1 July 2015.

The Impact

The visit was intended to expose the farmers to home-grown organic vegetable business, owned by Lee Thien Fook. The trip to Eco Farm was beneficial as it reinforced natural farming methods and proved that without pesticides, vegetables can still thrive. Organic farming not only ensured healthier produce, but an overall improvement in the ecosystem. Some of Mr. Lee’s secrets include feeding the chickens with ginseng and tongkat ali extracts and then using the chicken dung for as soil fertilizer. After the visit, the farmers started implementing some of the techniques on on their own gardens.

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