Oct 15 2010

A word about water in CFCA communities

CFCA has joined Blog Action Day, which asks bloggers to post about the same issue on the same day every Oct. 15. This year, the subject is about water.

Urban farming in Antipolo, Philippines

Urban farming in Antipolo, Philippines.

According to the Blog Action Day website, access to clean water eludes nearly 1 billion people around the world, and waterborne diseases kill 42,000 people every week.

Our Antipolo, Philippines, project is helping to clean the Angolo River by dropping bokashi balls into it.

Bokashi balls are a mixture of clay, ceramic powder, brown sugar or molasses and rock salt. The balls ferment for a few weeks until infused with beneficial micro-organisms that help break down toxins and food waste.

Finally, they are dropped into the river to dissolve over six months, with the micro-organisms feeding off the balls and water toxins ó the best form of “litter” we could find on the planet!

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