ECHO Asia was invited to set up a demonstration at the Thai Environment Day exhibition in Chiang Mai. So we packed up our portable container garden comprised of basins, buckets and even sacks, and hit the road.
Containerized crops that were exhibited included okra, water spinach, vegetable fern, taro, tomato, chili peppers, Malabar spinach, eggplant, katuk and moringa. A small terrarium full of vermicompost-making earthworms was thrown in as well. Wah (Seed Bank Manager) and Kimberly (intern) spent Dec. 2-4 meeting thousands of students and adults and encouraging everyone to grow whatever they can wherever they can.