The Balik Kampung crowd for today.
Our Karung Guni man helping to transport the brooms and dustpans.
John sharing with the children why we will be collecting dried leaves and rotten vegetables for today.
One group was tasked to sweep up the dried leaves.
While another group was tasked to collect unwanted vegetables from the farm next door.
Like salads.. only with lots of holes.
The group outside continues sweeping.
Looks like they’re having fun, so that’s great!
Our composting area.
Working good at high temperature of 50.6 degree celcius.
John explaining the composting process. Carbon — for energy and heat. Comes from the dried brown leaves. Nitrogen — to grow and reproduce more organisms. Comes from the rotten green vegetables. Together with the right air and water balance, high temperature of above 50 degree celcius is maintained, and the materials are broken down to useful fertilisers!
Alright, let’s get to work!
Layer some greens.
Layer some browns. We also used saw dust.
Sprinkling in some water.
And we go off to collect more materials!
We had amazing hard workers today 🙂
Playing around with dried leaves.
And helping to wash us the gloves later.
While the children were helping out with the compost materials, the adults helped out with the kitchen, sanding of furniture, washing of pots and other harder tasks. We all get back together after that for a sharing session.
Before lunch, the children rushed down to walk in the stream for a while.
This was the lunch spread today.
Two of our regular children volunteers helped to prepare this delicious local desert- Bubor Cha Cha. It was decorated with sesame seed and pandan leaves. They used sweet potato for the filling.
The kitchen team prepared this dish.
We ate it with pasta.
Topped with this sauce.
Tuck in everyone!
One of our regular volunteer is celebrating her birthday tomorrow- so our resident chef prepared this Chocolate Mousse cake for her 😀