So we have been offered to take a small part in the Kuwait Food Revolution. Its a great opportunity to participate in such an event. We will be contributing with eggs from the farm. Hopefully this event will be the success I’m expecting it to be. (the tickets sold out the first day!) I will post further about the event when its done. Click on their logo to visit their site.
This is a video explaining in a very simple way about crop rotation.
I have been a strong believer in organic food since I was a child. But I do have one question: Is organic farming the answer, versus conventional “new” farming. New methods of farming and raising live stock, by using artificial fertilizers, antibiotics, pesticides and genetically modified organisms, increased the production of food and also made it easier for more people (with less expertise/experience in farming) to start producing food. People like businessmen. Answers to problems faced by farmers were easily found in products that could be bought with money like strong artificial fertilizers and pesticides. These products are sold by businesses that are happy to explain their products to “the conventional farmer”, so they could sell their product. If you can’t see where I’m going with this then what I mean is, with these artificial products, farms could be run like a business and not a craft. Since food is a necessity for humans the increase in food production is saving people from hunger. So making the process easier for more people to participate is not wrong.
Organic farming is a sustainable/harmonious method of producing food. It’s a cycle, which is harder to perfect, but when perfected, could be very rewarding. Costs go down significantly since no products such as the fertilizers and pesticides would need to be bought. You get your fertilizers from your livestock and use it to grow their food (grass). It gets more complicated as a farmer diversifies and starts growing a greater variety. Crop rotation, compos, and biological pest control are efficient organic methods used by organic farmers. All these methods are efficient because it’s all done with the waste the farm produced. Leaving no wastes from the farm. Everything is recycled. But more on that in later posts. Because of the sustainable and efficient nature of organic farming costs go down to simply water, salaries and maintenance. On the other hand it does take more time, effort and passion. This is something a majority of the people I know lack. The trend today seems to be money makes money. At Sharq Organic we strive to work for what we believe in, and invest time, effort and passion and hope that money will be the byproduct.
So I came across a blog called organickuwait.blogspot.com and I was very impressed by the blogger. I left a comment on one of her posts and later found out that she and her husband were customers in our old shop. Turns out she is working with some people on an event or movement called Food Revolution Kuwait. Check it out below.
Scientists now know what we consumers have known all along: organic food tastes better. It makes sense that strawberries taste yummier when raised in harmony with nature, but researchers at Washington State University just proved in taste tests when the organic berries were consistently judged as sweeter.
You are what you eat!
Welcome to our blog. This will be a blog about an organic farm here in Kuwait. The farm just started. It will grow 100% organic food which means that we don’t use any chemical fertilizers, which is both good for our health and the environment. We are going to raise cows that are organic since we feed them organically grown grass too. In this blog we will be posting the progress of this project, pictures of our farm, food we cook, events that happen, and any random thing that any of the guys wants to say. We are a group of young Entrepreneurs and we havent started anything yet. So through this blog you will be with us every step of the way.