A few kilometers from the road to the Shipka there
is “hidden” an interesting place inhabited by red worms...
On 500 square meters are living around 10 000 red worms
per 1m2. Every day Dimo Stefanov, 25 years old farmer who
made “appropriate techonology” his philosophy of life, is taking
care about this organic company.
from school so he decided to link his hobby with “appropriate
techonology” and he was searching for a profession which is
“close to nature”. Appropriate technology is being mindful of
what we’re doing and aware of the consequences of our activi -
ties. Appropriate technology is a genuine grassroots solution
to economic needs. The idea of this technology is that local
people, struggling on a daily basis with their needs, understand
those needs better than anyone and can therefore suggest
or, in fact, invent the technological innovations necessary
to meet those needs.
his farm. Biohumus is a new generation of fertilizer produced
by California red worms that processed manure, straw, leaves,
biomass. It contains large amounts of microorganisms cu-l
tivation, bio-stimulants, vitamins, amino acids and humic
acids, which are the main reserve of nutrients. Moreover, bio -
humus has bactericidal properties, which hampers the development
of diseases in the soil. Plants tolerate more easily cold,
heat and drought. When he sprays, such an aqueous solution
of biohumus is available, that reduces the need for chemicals
against pests. All this greatly increases the yield. Dimo takes
his red worms with him to visit many ekofestivals
in Bulgaria. He wants to show people
how precious are red worms for plants. People
can make own compost, collect leaves, grass,
waste fruits and vegetables in their own house -
hold, everything what can be composted.
In the near future, Dimo wants to
make a connection with organic farmers and
with local people to show them how to compost
in a natural way, avoiding artificial methods.
from observation... His innate curiosity about
the world helped him in this a lot...
appeared many volunteers from abroad and still are coming
new ones who are open for this kind of dialogue with nature...
Author : Dorotha Ridel