Gazunmyo farm monsoon

Uncertainty is normal

Working with living things opens up several opportunities for chaos. Beautiful vegetables which were looking ready for harvesting 4 days ago may now be infested with stubborn aphids. A sudden thunderstorm has flooded some parts of your farm and your vegetables look like they’re dying from root rot. As farmers, Read more…

Farmer burnout

Prevent burnout

A 7 day workweek with little vacation time can make farmers feel burnt out. In a single day, we might go from sowing a new batch of seedlings to answering calls from customers to budgeting the finances for the rest of the season. On top of this non-stop work environment, Read more…

Monsoon season vegetables

Yangon’s monsoon season

The rainy season has just started in Yangon and we’re seeing huge changes on our farm. Our kales, Italian basil, and thyme are dying from root rot and bacterial diseases. These plants come from the cool, dry Mediterrean region where it only rains a little during the winter. They cannot Read more…

Organic farming community

Cooperation

Farmers work best when they’re in communities.  It makes us all stronger and resilient to the changes we face. Farmers need other farmers to share jokes with, discuss plans for the coming season, learn new farming techniques, enjoy a meal together, and find solutions to the problems of the year. Read more…

Moldy watercress gazunywet

Problem-solving

Problems are always bound to happen on your farm. They’re tough to solve and sometimes unpleasant.  And since you can’t just run away from them, you have to learn how to solve them.  First, identify the problem. Write down all the reasons that may be causing the problem. Second, find Read more…

Organic vegetables bold flavours

Prioritise taste

So much of the food grown nowadays is grown for size and perfectness. The shape, colour, and size of a tomato or chinese mustard has become more important to customers than its taste.  You’ll see customers carefully choosing all the perfect-looking vegetables and leaving behind the oddly-shaped ones with a Read more…