1. One-Straw Revolution inspires organic success in Bangladesh

    After reading the poetic One Straw Revolution by the master Japanese farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ahmed went one step beyond organic and tried to do low-intervention farming. The tea garden functions on minimal irrigation. They installed a plethora of plants next to the tea plants to feed and aerate the soil. What now exists is a breathtaking vision. The barren area has been transformed into an Eden with a resurgence of wildlife never seen before—recently, a pair of monkeys was spotted. The animals had not been seen in the area for decades.

       - from an article in Newsweek by Alice Feiring on Teatulia, the only organic tea garden in Bangladesh, and it’s co-founder Kazi Anis Ahmed. Read the rest of the article here.