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Organic is the Way to Go


Mr Tan

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) organised a trip to an organic farm at Chenderiang, on the way to Lata Kinjang, called Hebron. The farm has been operating for 28 years and consists of two parcels of land; 20 acres at the foot of the hill and 50 acres at the peak. A group of about 40 was led by Mr Tan (pic) on a tour of the farm where plump chickens (broilers and layers) are reared free-range – all fed with the farm’s own mix of organic feed. There were also scattered trees of: avocado, starfruit, murungai (drumstick tree), papaya, and the delectable durian, which just happened to be in season. It was pointed out that, not only is the murungai’s green pods delicious for cooking, but the young leaves are also highly nutritious. It was interesting, and unusual, to find dried noodles made with these leaves, sold at the farm’s store. The group also saw how soya sauce is made the old-fashioned way, by the sun, which takes about 5 to 6 months; a fish pond of tilapia; a compost shed; and companion planting of vegetables, legumes and flowers, to replenish the soil and keep pests at bay. The trip ended with an organic lunch of noodles and garden fresh vegetables.

Organic products are sold at Lifecare Medical Supplies, 521 Jalan Pasir Putih, Ipoh, and at the pasar malam on Mondays (Gunung Rapat) and Fridays (First Garden).

Hebron is run by the New Testament Church. To arrange for a visit, contact: Mr Tan – 012-5026924 or Shuzhen – 012-5153160.


Handover of Organic Farm and Cheque Presentation


By Dinesh K

L-R: Azliza, Harith (CIMB), Rusnani, Wu

SMK Raja Perempuan (RPS) hosted the handing-over ceremony of an organic farm to the school by Rotary Club of Ipoh recently. The “Organic Farming, Composting and Environmental Protection for Secondary Schools” is a project initiated by the Rotary Club of Ipoh in collaboration with RPS. The project’s intention is to educate school students on sustainable and agro-free farming methods using canteen green wastes and organic compost. The project, which began in August 2009, was then adopted by CIMB Bank under its community-link initiative. “This is one of CIMB Group’s corporate social responsibility programmes aimed at providing a long-term positive impact on the community”, said Azliza Ahmad Zaman, CIMB Ipoh’s Branch Manager. Rotary Club Ipoh President, Wu Chee Tutt, remarked that the primary objective was to encourage students to adopt a hands-on approach to environmental protection. Rotary Club Ipoh was later presented with a cheque worth RM31,000 by CIMB Bank. “The organic farm would benefit teachers and students”, said a delightful Cik Rusnani, the school’s principal.