Monday, May 6, 2013

Melvita: Earth Month 2013 Organic Farming


4月22日我参与了Melvita举办的地球日之有机农场参观活动。为何我那么有兴趣?其实原因是我对天然的食品和种植有浓厚的兴趣和求知欲,也曾幻想以后有些钱可以在野外买一块地种植蔬菜,自己种自己吃,很有满足感也吃得安心和健康,所以想都没想就参加咯!

On 22 April, I joined a trip to organic farm in Semenyih organized by Melvita in conjunction with Earth Day. Why I am so interested? This is because I have a big interest with natural food products and its planting system. I have a dream that one day when I have enough money, I will buy a land and plant vegetables, fruits and etc. I get to eat what I plant, there is a self satisfaction while I can eat healthily and safe. That is why I participated the event.

                    

我那时有叫几位朋友一起参与,可是不知何故,我们竟然没有入阁,也不晓得是否google form有问题所以提交不到。最后我写了一则短讯给Melvita以表达我的意愿,他们最后回复我最多只能再容下2个人,有点小失望,因为我那其他两位朋友就没得去了。真的觉得很抱歉因为当初是我拉他们去的,但最后他们没有参与。

I asked few friends to join but due to some problems happening, our name is not in the list, may be bacause of google form submission problem caused. At last, I wrote a letter to Melvita, they replied me and told the most they can cater for extra 2 persons. Feel little bit disappointed, I have to turn down my other 2 friends. I feel sorry to them as I am the one who asking them to go but they can not join in the end.


Melvita有提供巴士去,但是由于Semenyih那里从我们自己家去比较附近,所以还是决定自己驾车去。若你曾到过Broga Hill,一路上应该不会没有看到这家有机农场的招牌。没错,它的地点就在Broga Hill 之前和Nottingham University之后的那段路途之间。

Melvita provided a bus to go, but since Semenyih was nearer to our own house, therefore we decided to go by own car. If you been to Broga Hill before, at the halfway you may see this big billboard at the roadside. Well, the exact location is between Nottingham University and Broga Hill.


这里是登记处。Melvita 的工作人员也在桌子上准备了他们公司品牌的防晒油,让没有搽的人可以使用和试用。

This is the registration counter. Melvita crew puts their company brand sunscreen on the table for anyone who want to use.


大概齐人了,农场的负责人便开始介绍自己和这家农场。还没来之前,我还以为这家农场是Melvita所属,可是我的猜测是错误的,因为这家农场是这个男人的公司所有。这次Melvita举办的目的主要是让我们更多人知道什么是有机,因Melvita售卖的产品都是有机产品。

The person in charge of the farm started to introduce himself and also Ladybird Organic Farm. The purpose of Melvita organize the trip is to get more people to know what is organic as Melvita is selling organic products.


开始的第一个环节是参观他们的农场。还以为只有种植,怎么知道这里还有养小动物。

The first session of the event was visitation. Not only vegetation, there was also small animals.


鹅啊,我有多久躲在城市没看你们了?


农场工作人员把一大篮蔬菜搬出来让我们拿他们的有机蔬菜来喂食。我一直很害怕鹅会夹到我的手,所以不敢面对镜头。

The farm workers took out a big baskets of organic vegetables for us to feed the animals. 


这里除了鹅还有兔儿。

Besides geese, they have rabbits too.


这些有机蔬菜都是他们农场种植的,我可以说这些小动物太幸福了,可以吃到那么好,那么健康的食物。

看到吗?菜叶都有被虫子咬的痕迹。我问过负责人他说这样子的蔬菜是健康,反之菜叶被要到不均匀,其中一边被咬完,另一边没事的话,代表泥土有问题。

These are the organic vegetables they plant. The small animals are very lucky to eat such good and healthy food.

Look at the leaf! There was many tiny holes distributed on the leaf. I asked person in charge, he said the leaf/vegetable was healthy, whereas if the leaf being eaten all only at one side, that meant the soil had problem.


幼芽

Bud



正在茁壮成长中


负责人向我们解释这些泥土都是牛的粪便,在这里被蚯蚓吃后再排泄出来,才正式可以使用。

He explained that the soil was cow dung. After being processed and excreted by earthworm, the soil is ready to use.


他拿起一个手掌的泥土和蚯蚓,叫我们摸摸看。有牛的粪便,粪便一定有细菌,所以我不敢摸。

He asked us to touch the earthworms.


负责人说这里他们的蚯蚓有好几种,他透露其中一种是印度的蚯蚓,因为他们吃和消化得比较快,其他是本地种类。

他还说这些粪便是从马来人的养牛场买回来,到他手时,已经没臭味了,可能是晒干了的关系。

The PIC said there were few types of earthworms. One of the type was from India as they can digest faster than local earthworms.

The cow dung bought from cow farm owned by local Malay. He claimed that no more stinky smell by the time he bought from the owner. 


这里有好多个棚子,全都是幼苗的居所。

Shed for buds.


他还说这里的植物都用这里的泉水来浇水。

He said the plant here used the spring water to watering.


然后水都由那边的Broga 山流下来。

And the water flowing down from Broga Hill over there.


参观了幼苗生长的地方后,我们继续到其他的菜园。


全都有被虫子咬过的痕迹


工人一棵棵小心翼翼的把它们从盘子上搬去泥土里。

The workers carefully moved the buds from the plate into the soil.


这些工作都是靠手工来完成,所以可以看到全部幼芽都是排列的很整齐。

All need manpower. After all, we can see the buds being arranged systematically.


我几时也能拥有这一些呢?

When can I have all these?


接下来,我们被带到这里看怎样制作酵素。这些酵素据说是淋在植物上以驱赶虫子,完全不用杀虫剂。

Next, we being brought to see the process of making enzymes. These enzymes was used on the plant to get rid of insects. They never use pesticides.


过后,我们被带到另一边的山去看他们种植的其他植物。

Then, we being brought to another hillside to see other plants.


有大家熟悉的Misai Kucing



好漂亮的菜叶颜色

Beautiful colour of the leaves


明日叶 (明日yeah!),明天会更好?


这我忘了什么植物,只知道他对脸有问题的人,譬如痘痘者吃了会痊愈,皮肤也会变美。

I forgot the name of this plant. For what I know from PIC, he said the plant is useful to treat those with skin problems (pimples).


是一条条长长,一节节的


我採了一条生吃
I picked one to consume


给了他试一下,结果他只是拿来拍照,试了一小口就吐出来。说真的吃惯肉的人,不会喜欢这味道。至于我,真的不难吃,只有草味。

For me the flavour is acceptable, overall it is grassy taste.



来之前我已经知道有个有趣的环节,那就是我们可以亲手种植植物。本来还以为有机会种植蔬菜在泥土里,后来才晓得是种植芦荟。负责人解释了一番后,我们就分两批人去做,因那小棚不是很够空位。

Next is planting activity. We were divided into two groups for the planting activity after the demonstration by PIC. 


我是第二批上去,怎么知道我连铲的机会都没能有机会抓,他的工人就这样子拿给我。有点小失望呢!

I was little bit disappointed when I was not even get a chance to hold the shovel to plant myself. The workers finished all to you and I just need to take it from his hand.


Melvita 的工作人员过后帮我们的植物绑上绳子以及小标签。

Melvita crew helped us to decorate the plant.


看吧?我们只有看的份,完全不用动手做。早知道我就不穿长袖了,因为都没怎样被太阳晒。


午餐时间到,他们已为我们准备好几道菜肴。

Last, we were being served with wholesome organic lunch.


蔬菜可以吃到蔬菜里的甜味,是普通巴刹菜没有的。


这是玉蜀黍汤,完全没有甜或咸味,好像一杯开水的味道,但是又有玉蜀黍的香味。

The liquid inside the bowl was corn soup. It was tasteless like water but it filled with corn aroma.


朋友跑去买他们的杏仁奶,果然是很不错。因为在之前sweet hut 喝过他们制作的杏仁甜品,味道真的难以接受,不过这真的很好喝!一瓶是RM7。

My friend bought this almonds milk with RM7. It was really good in taste.


吃完了我们也回家去。这次的活动,让我受益不浅,真的很开心能知道更多这些天然的食品。

This was the end of the activity. I learnt a lot from this visitation. I was happy with the trip.


Melvita 送的手礼,有我最需要用到的lip balm,因为若没搽护唇膏,我的嘴唇会很干而脱皮 ^^

Door gift from Melvita, got what I need the most- lip balm as my lip always cracks ^^

About Melvita
Leading French organic skincare brand Melvita was founded in 1983 by French biologist and beekeeper, Bernard Chevilliat. Besides being one of the pioneers in the world to gain the French ECOCERT and BIO certificates for organic products, it has been leading the world in setting trends of organic beauty care, with its unique formulas developed using more than 600 types of quality natural organic ingredients. It is known to be the organic beauty care brand with the largest range of organically certified product series in the world.

2 comments:

  1. Wow wanted to go that day but I got work :( tell me the hand cream nice or not after you used it! :)

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  2. if everyday also eat that sure very healthy one! but normally 有机 = expensive. lol

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