Joshua Guinto

Dear Friends
As of this writing, it was just three hours since I was back from Tacloban City. I took the 13:40 flight of the Air Asia.
The following are the impressions I gathered from the trip. My observations were limited to only the city center from November 23 to 24, 2013 and through a distant observer’s point of view. However, I was not able to capture the anguish, and despair of the aftermath.

VermiChar Eco-fertilizers subsistence Garden
VermiChar Eco-fertilizers Subsistence Gard

Attached are the trials i did with biochar from rice husks and vermicast. I mixed the two together and filled the containers to become my garden.

Some of the lessons i learned

1. vermicast is highly water soluble and quick releasing than compost. Therefore i had to sprinkle a scoop of the vermicast once every week.

2. The vermi cast - biochar mix need a curing time before it can support the plants. Beneficial microorganisms can help cure the mix.

3. The earthworms take up a considerable amount of nutrients from the compost to become their body tissues.

And then do you think we can use the biochar-vermicast mix into the floating gardens? They are much lighter.

Good luck with your project.

Jed

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