Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Comfort Organic Farm 康富有机蔬菜园

Comfort Organic Farm located at Balik Pulau, Penang, I know about this farm from Sin Chew Daily, as well for another couple of senior Penangite who had visited Mr Lui at same day with mine.

This farm located beside camp side of Khidmat Negara, and I thought that is same with Kem Bina Negara, but I only realized that is different when I reach main gate of Kem Bina Negara, which is actually located beside a beach… Many people was there to enjoy the sea view with beach, but I'm lost there…

Destination is always located underneath your nose, after some advice from local resident, I finally reach here…
Go in further you shall see this farm, opposite to KEM PLKN SRI MUTIARA.Upon enter to the farm; I saw an in-progress building, which used to collect bird nest, the owner is designing that himself... Next to building is lake, digged to improve the landscape, this land is not flat at the early stage of development from a bush. As well, this lake used to accumulate water from mountain, that is unpoluted and free... And for sure, this nice lake also occupied by fish as well, here is really ideal for fishing, and from my inspection, i guess those some of those single fish is probably more few kilogram weight...
Unfortunately, in the nature cycle chain of food, those fish regardless of size was victim for local resident - hawk and lizard 四脚蛇 (some link name that kind of lizard as "common water monitor") . I'm doubt initially untill i saw this... for sure is not left over from curry fish head.Unpoluted environment become a nice habitat for some insect, i never see an "alive" dragon fly in blue color and red color 红青蜓, but i can see here....
He is the one who run the farm, in this closed where plant growth from seed, must not have any butterfly or insert, cause their caterpillar just like eat more than anything...
To run an organic farm, you must find out different way to fertilize your plant, manure of goat, chicken and cow is rich with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash, but you need to buy if you didnt feed any, or you can buy some manufactured natural enzyme digested proteins, fish meal and feather meal. Or you can have a composting site, it applied prinsip of sustainable biodegradable waste management for a farm or a family, you can compost all sort of dry plant material like leaves which shall be highly available especially in this organic farm where grass is not controlled with chemical... Honestly i do not know many name of vegetable that Comfort organic farm grow, what i know is corn, lady finger, pineapple and watermelon. hehe....

Farm owner of this organic farm put a lot effort to run this farm from a bush, he manage to overcome those challenge until today, but challenge is never end, as the farm grow plant which is highly turn around, its require a lot labour effort to maintain that, and that is challenge he face as Malaysia is "warm" that no much people willing to involve. I can see some space in the farm is not utilized, and he is recruiting people who interested to manage that... maybe i can rent a space there and do something... just to feed myself with some own grow organic food... hehe...

Last but not least, for your reference, below as photo of caterpillar and lizard that i snapped from my house.

4 comments:

樱子 said...

I like the first photo, especially the 幼苗.
Nice landscape, near to beach somemore...

Yah, i agree it is hard to find red and blue dragonfly around, compare to those yellow/green, but luckily i had the chance to play with them when i was a child, just behind my house :) Anyway, i couldn't see them anymore nowadays...

Tay said...

Just to re-clarify, this organic farm is not located at walking distance from beach, but i believe should not be far with driving... hehe...

布丁 said...

The one that you are in the net house, catching bugs, got comedy effect.

Tay said...

hehe... that wasn't me...

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