Feb 23, 2011
One of our passion is to teach people to grow chemical free vegetables at home; yes, in your terrace link house smack in the heart of P.J. or Subang Jaya.
Recently we held an 8 hour home organic vegetable gardening course for U3A students over 4 weekends during their second semester for 2010. U3A is located at Universiti Putra Malaysia.
We roped in Wong Tar Huei (TH), an Electrical Engineer by training but an organic gardening enthusiast for the past 12 years.
These are pictures of vegetables that TH have grown in his corner link house in P.J. whenever he has spare time and during weekends:
Making use of free vertical spaces - the fence, to grow bitter gourd
Cabbages in pots
Close up of home-grown cabbage, grown in a pot
TH sharing his experiences
Section of the class
40 U3A students signed up for the course.
Feb 17, 2011
These are four to five year old lempoyang from our farm. You can call Suria if you wish to purchase them:
Farm manager, Haji Razaly with a bunch of 4 year old lempoyang rhizomes
Younger rhizomes (above picture) similar to those sold in the markets are used by us for replanting. Older rhizomes are used by us for health supplementation purposes.
Here's a research paper on the anti-inflammatory effect of lempoyang :
The aqueous extract is as effective as reference NSAIDs.
We use the lempoyang as part of our anti-inflammation diet at a dosage of 5 to 10 grams twice a week.
Here's a Bernama report on the effects of lempoyang on cervical cancer:
Readers of this blog please note that the report refers to laboratory results on laboratory animals. Results on humans may differ significantly. Extracts from many plants of the ginger family have been found to have cytotoxic effects on cancer cells in the laboratory but these does not necessarily translate to a cure.