From the soil to the table
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Sri Lanka, Sept. 12 -- A group of enterprising women in Sudarshana Village, Padaviya, Anuradhapura, have turned to organic farming in a big way, helping to feed their entire village with wholesome food, free of pesticides and chemical fertiliser.
"We enjoy nurturing organic gardens. Now our children and husbands do not have to consume harmful chemicals with their food. We used to spend about Rs. 5,000 a month on vegetables. Now that money too is saved. Everyone in the house is now happy to help with our organic cultivation," says W.S Dhammika, who pioneered the concept in the village.
"A gentleman who works for a newspaper came and informed us about the potential of organic farming. Nimal Padmasiri of the Institute of Rural Society Deve...
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