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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dieng Plateau area spent mushroom compost being carried up to terraces

 So very often have we seen the hard work by the men working those horticultural terraces in Java, Indonesia.
Also the thousands of tons of spent mushroom compost carried up, after having being dumped alongside the main road.
 

Best viewed on YouTube for being able to use the clickable points with written info below.
Also shown are the stone breakers at work.
We saw them numerous times, on different roads... Such hard work!
The terraces yielded tobacco, corn, cabbage, potatoes and so on.
In the tropics things can be grown year round.

Related links:
Oversight of Dieng Plateau area in Indonesia with mushroom growing sheds and doing training | previous post by me
Karangbakal, Indonesia Exemplary Compost Ricks | previous post by me
The Stonebreaker in Indonesia and Pieter's Paternal Grandmother's Name | previous post by me
Mount Merapi 2,911 meters or 9,551 feet and Rice Fields of Central Java, Indonesia | previous post by me
{Dieng Plateau Indonesia - Where We Worked} | previous post by me

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Soprattutto, il compost di funghi esaurito era così benefico per l'orticoltura nella regione.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, Carrying all that heavy compost is hard work, but imagine carrying it up an incline (or down for that matter)! It's amazing their joints don't give out. Taipei is surrounded by mountains, but luckily the central city is in a low spot and is relatively flat. There are wonderful parks in the mountains and I have gone hiking there, but it is not the type of walking I would love to do everyday. Your video clip today shows some absolutely stunning scenery!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      We westerners are not trained for doing such climbing and it is amazing how those people manage. It is also awfully hard to carry the cabbage or whatever down the incline! Pieter still has seen them in the 1970s walk all the way to the bigger town for selling their produce. Later transport became an easier way.
      Hiking takes a lot of muscle power and training.
      Both of us miss that scenery, it was such a lovely scenery and especially in the early mornings!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Really hard work. Difficult to mechanise I guess.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      It is very hard work and there is hardly any chance for bringing in machines...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Transporting the soil is no easy job. It has been a huge job to make those habitats

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      All those terraces are done by manual labor since no tractor or any machine can go there... Quite a challenge for adding the spent mushroom compost to those fields and having to carry it up! The same is true for the yielded product, has to be carried down.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. El trabajo del campo, es muy sacrificado...eso lo saben muy bien, las personas que se dedican a las faenas agrícolas.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, si lo has hecho tú mismo, entonces lo aprecias aún más. ¡Mucha gente no tiene idea de cómo se cultiva su comida!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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