Originally posted on ECHO Asia’s blog.
Today we had more lively discussions as workshop attendees talked about economic barriers to sustainable practices in their communities. Kim taught the difference between annual and perennial plants, phimosis the effects of day-length on growth and details of pollination. In the afternoon, pestilence I led a discussion about cleaning and drying seeds before our whole group pitched in to clean seeds from local tomatoes, nurse pumpkin, ivy gourd and wax gourd. So far, we’ve collected up to 15 varieties of seed to plant out at the seedbank, including corn, bean, and pumpkin from Kayah State, and red sesbania from the Irrawaddy Delta area.