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So you can imagine what I thought when I spoke to Putru, the Farm Manager of New York Club Legend Mark Baker at the In the Raw Farm in Bedugul Bali. “I don’t eat vegetables unless they come from our farm,” was his opening statement, and he had my attention. I see farmers spray pesticides three times per week here, especially when it rains. How can you feed this to your children? It is pure chemicals! Yeah, that one hurt-we live in a rice field and have two little children; it does make you wonder how our health can be affected by the heavy use of chemicals in what we think is healthy. Farming out here looks idyllic, with many little farms climbing up the hopefully dormant volcano mountain, looking more like Switzerland than the beaches everyone associates with Bali.
THE BEGINNING OF THE LIV-LIFE TRAINING FARM IN BALI
Big Chemical companies pressure the locals to use their seeds- it is a mafia. Now they need to go back for fertilizer or lose their harvest- we need to completely relearn how to do pesticide-free agriculture in a warm tropical environment with lots of Bugs. It took the last few years to figure out how to layer and elevate the soil and growing bed and start producing eco-enzymes that replace destructive bacteria with good bacteria. Now we are generating a natural balance, and looking at the crops, it works. Putru and Mark might be the proudest people in Bali, not for opening another nightclub but for tasty, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits in a challenging environment
The Pesticides are only the beginning-food production itself and humans’ ability to feed its population is already under enormous strain, with China, for example, securing massive land in Africa and other places to make sure there is enough farmland to grow after resources in China get destroyed at an accelerating rate.
We are losing soil superfast! If there was a problem that bothered me the most, it was called foodwaste2energy- not because I think that waste should be turned into something useful and greenhouse gas emissions from rotting biowaste are a massive contributor to climate change, but still, it hurts.
CREATING JOBS AND IMPACT
In the UK, where the program happened, bout 50% of the grown food never was consumed- it spoiled along the value chain, during transport, or was rejected by customers. Before this project, I felt very strongly about emptying your plate- the problem is the losses on the way to the table, not what is left on it. Industrial Farming has changed the way how much we can produce and ended hunger overall in the western world, but it comes at a massive toll in the long run; Topsoil is a complex biological environment, and we tend to take it for granted until we try to plant something reliably. Our life depends on a few inches of Topsoil, composed of mineral particles and organic matter, and usually extends to a depth of 5–10 inches (13–25 cm). Together these make a substrate capable of holding water and air, which encourages biological activity.
DESERTIFICATION IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM
Over 20% of the earth’s fertile land is already degraded. Deserts are spreading so fast that global agriculture may only have 60 harvests. Twelve million hectares of fertile land perish to desertification annually, according to United Nations. That is 2000 football fields of fertile soil turning to sand every hour. As this shows, our global population is growing so fast that we will need more food in the next 40 years than the planet has produced in the last 500 years. (Source: Desert Control)
ENDURING HARVEST and LIV-LIFE are teaming up to empower local communities to healthfully feed themself and build a sustainable business that benefits everyone. Job creation is a top priority as rural areas, especially in Indonesia, lack quality jobs- Sumbawa Beach will serve as a demonstrator of a greener, much more sustainable community. We believe all needed technology is available to build unique, future-proof communities.