[Market-farming] Effective microorganisms, wheelbarrows for women

Adriana gutierrez-lagatta at charter.net
Sun Feb 20 21:44:17 EST 2005


I have an assortment of formulas which I obtained from Gil Carangang of the 
Phillipines.  The primary formula used "rice wash water" which is the water 
which is left after rinsing rice BEFORE you cook it in an oriental style 
rice cooker.  To quote Gil it is the "solution left when you wash the rice 
with water".    After a 5-7 day fermentation at 70°F you add milk.  My 
understanding is that this allows the lactobacillus to crowd out the less 
desirable microorganisms.    The resulting solution is then innoculated with 
molassses to further activate it.  He also has recipes for "Forest 
beneficial Microorganisms".  For more information  contact Gil at 
gil_carandang at hotmail.com  There is a nominal $15 charge for his 
information.  I am just now starting my first batch ( I had to abandon my 
first batch mid-wqay due to a crisis).

> Have any of you produced your own local EM?  If so, was your procedure
> the same?
> I am confused about the part where you "rinse the rice and mix in a
> solution".  Seems to me like the rinse water would contain the EM's.

Re: Wheelbarrows for women

Do any of the women on this list find conventional wheelbarrows comfortable 
to use?  I don't.

At 5'5" I would consider myself "average" but I find that they are wobbly 
and difficult to control. The ergonomics just don't seem to work for me.  My 
husband thinks they are just great.  Is there a better alternative more 
suited to our frames?


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