Fertile Ground
Assam – Overview 2011
Location of main activities in 2011 Bodo tea growers State capital & airport Prakriti School Project NEADS  head office Go...
Sarah Kerr, FG & Photographer Mitch & Erin, Camosun College Bec & Adam, Cumberland Kel Kelly
Chip & Peggy LeighAnn & Onyx <ul><li>Inquiries from </li></ul><ul><li>Anisha Sridhar (film) </li></ul><ul><li>Carmen (Cort...
Peg leaves Republic Day Maag Bihu Maag Bihu Maag Bihu Peg arrives Dibrugarh Mitch & Erin arrive Adam & Bec
Chip arrives Kel arrives Sarah arrives
Sadiya Project <ul><li>Development of 5 community gardens located next to elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete la...
PROJECT GOALS <ul><li>Teach people how to   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>take care of the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow ve...
<ul><li>Pompy will teach people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to improve their soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to stop ins...
<ul><li>The teacher and parents can use vegetables from the garden to make healthy school lunches for the kids. </li></ul>2
Provide tools, signs, seeds, school supplies, books, posters, etc. 3
Ensure each school has a sanitary latrine and water filter 4
<ul><li>Fertile Ground is going to help build playgrounds at all 5 schools.  We’ll start by using local materials like bam...
<ul><li>Because of all the rain Assam has, bamboo and wood won’t last very long, so we are also hoping we can raise money ...
Letter-writing story & photo exchange
Bamboo Bicycle Trailer! Construct prototype low-cost bicycle trailer to help move materials that will be used to make comp...
Gossainbarie FT Tea Project <ul><li>Explore opportunities for establishment of a fair trade project linking Level Ground T...
 
 
Connections with Singpho  <ul><li>distribute school supplies, presentation </li></ul><ul><li>help to design new school gar...
Adarsh Seuj Prakalap - Digboi <ul><li>ongoing site improvements and repairs, including new roof for the outdoor classroom,...
Continue with vegetable production & sales Mushroom cultivation training Training and experimenting with formulas and cont...
School Project - Jorhat
<ul><li>Digboi </li></ul><ul><li>Get a new hard drive for computer </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Determine ho...
Shivaratri Holi Holi Erin & Mitch to Nepal Mitch back Erin back
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Sadiya project overview dec2010

  1. 1. Fertile Ground
  2. 2. Assam – Overview 2011
  3. 3. Location of main activities in 2011 Bodo tea growers State capital & airport Prakriti School Project NEADS head office Gobin Hazarika’s tea garden Gossainbarie Fair Trade Tea Sadiya ASP & Singpho Dibrugarh airport
  4. 4. Sarah Kerr, FG & Photographer Mitch & Erin, Camosun College Bec & Adam, Cumberland Kel Kelly
  5. 5. Chip & Peggy LeighAnn & Onyx <ul><li>Inquiries from </li></ul><ul><li>Anisha Sridhar (film) </li></ul><ul><li>Carmen (Cortes) </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus (Camosun) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Peg leaves Republic Day Maag Bihu Maag Bihu Maag Bihu Peg arrives Dibrugarh Mitch & Erin arrive Adam & Bec
  7. 7. Chip arrives Kel arrives Sarah arrives
  8. 8. Sadiya Project <ul><li>Development of 5 community gardens located next to elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete latrines, water filters </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds, fences, tools, school supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Training in compost production, compost teas, seed saving, insect control </li></ul><ul><li>Links with school kids there with school kids here </li></ul>
  9. 9. PROJECT GOALS <ul><li>Teach people how to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>take care of the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow vegetables organically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>so they have healthy food to feed their families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let people know that pesticides can make people sick and harm the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Help some of the families in the village earn money by growing and selling vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure families have the information they need so they don’t take out loans that they can’t manage </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Pompy will teach people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to improve their soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to stop insect pests from damaging their crops without spraying them with pesticides. </li></ul></ul>1
  11. 11. <ul><li>The teacher and parents can use vegetables from the garden to make healthy school lunches for the kids. </li></ul>2
  12. 12. Provide tools, signs, seeds, school supplies, books, posters, etc. 3
  13. 13. Ensure each school has a sanitary latrine and water filter 4
  14. 14. <ul><li>Fertile Ground is going to help build playgrounds at all 5 schools. We’ll start by using local materials like bamboo and also recycled materials like rubber tires. </li></ul>5
  15. 15. <ul><li>Because of all the rain Assam has, bamboo and wood won’t last very long, so we are also hoping we can raise money for some metal swing sets and teeter-totters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a teeter cost will cost about $95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a metal swing set will cost about $125 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Letter-writing story & photo exchange
  17. 17. Bamboo Bicycle Trailer! Construct prototype low-cost bicycle trailer to help move materials that will be used to make compost at the village schools Provide training that will give village members the skills they need to manufacture similar trailers
  18. 18. Gossainbarie FT Tea Project <ul><li>Explore opportunities for establishment of a fair trade project linking Level Ground Trading with Gobin Hazarika, Singpho growers and Binod Saharia (possible visit in early February) </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with workers, management and garden owners to explore what’s needed (health care, schools, drains, water, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support to improve quality of teas, access to needed capital for equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Training for our growing network of small-scale growers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 8 th / 9 th and again prior to our departure, end of March </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. Connections with Singpho <ul><li>distribute school supplies, presentation </li></ul><ul><li>help to design new school garden </li></ul>
  20. 22. Adarsh Seuj Prakalap - Digboi <ul><li>ongoing site improvements and repairs, including new roof for the outdoor classroom, Rotary club/guest house and bio-digester </li></ul>
  21. 23. Continue with vegetable production & sales Mushroom cultivation training Training and experimenting with formulas and controls for reducing insect damage Repairs to office equipment, file organization
  22. 24. School Project - Jorhat
  23. 25. <ul><li>Digboi </li></ul><ul><li>Get a new hard drive for computer </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how many cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase 1 solar charger </li></ul><ul><li>Get sufficient supply of rechargeable batteries and cards </li></ul><ul><li>Identifry participating schools and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Primer for teachers, kids and familes re content </li></ul><ul><li>Create a model scrapbook </li></ul><ul><li>Sadiya </li></ul><ul><li>prepare tool list </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm hired someone? </li></ul><ul><li>Get compost materials to the sites </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need carts? </li></ul><ul><li>Signs for gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Order bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of features of each garden </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Iqbal what tools and equipment are best, can he help plan and develop the greenhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Print out info for each of the schools </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Scale of compost </li></ul><ul><li>Get dow made </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure green manure mix is planted and that there’s sufficient quantity </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate water supply </li></ul><ul><li>Keep working on mapping – supply of water, location of schools </li></ul><ul><li>TEA </li></ul><ul><li>organic tea training </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility of Level Ground fair trade connection – Singpho, Gobin & Saharia </li></ul><ul><li>-ensure Pompy has made sufficient copies </li></ul><ul><li>Find someone to do translation into Assamese </li></ul><ul><li>Organic a workshop at Gossainbarie for small tea growers </li></ul>
  24. 26. Shivaratri Holi Holi Erin & Mitch to Nepal Mitch back Erin back

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