Stories From The Field

有機農戶:李吉康
男,72歲
山西永濟市韓陽鎮陳村人

Organic Farming Household:Mr. Li Ji kang
Male,72 yrs old
Chen Village,Hanyang Town,Yongji City,Shanxi Provinc

家庭情況:
老伴幾年前去世,
家中有一兒一女,
跟兒子因為一些家庭矛盾,
很少來往。
女兒和女婿在外打工。
老人一直住在黃河灘,
種植五畝地,
三畝玉米,
兩畝棉花。

Family Situation:
Mrs Li passed away a few years ago,
Mr. Li has a son and a daughter.
Communication with his son is limited due to family conflicts.
His daughter and son in-law work in a different location.
Mr. Li has been residing in the Yellow River area,
farming land of a size of 5 mu,of which 3 mu is corn and 2 mu is cotton.

種植經歷:
2年前老人主動到有機聯合社要求種植有機棉,
主要是當時老人家庭比較困難,
種植其它經濟作物又沒有技術,
而種植我們的有機棉我們不僅有種子補貼, 機耕補貼, 還有定期的技術指導和上門回收服務。
老人也是特別愛學習,
這兩年種植棉花的技術有很大進步,
在聯合社的幫助下已經成為一個棉花種植能手,
還摸索出很多有機種植經驗來。
聯合社輔導員幾乎每週都要到老人家裡,
不僅僅是技術指導,
更重要是和老人聊聊家常,談談生活,看看協會能提供什麼樣的幫助。
每次這樣的探訪,
也是老人的歡樂時光,
老人就會打開話匣子聊自己的種植經驗,聊親人,孩子,家長里短,不亦說乎。

Arming Experience:
Two years ago,Mr. Li initiated a conversation with the Farmers Association for farming cotton organically. This is because at that time, Mr. Li had family problems and he had no technologies to farm other types of products of eco- nomic value. On the other hand, he would receive subsidies for seeds and farming machine rental from the Farmers Association and Mecilla. He would also benefit from services for regular technical consultation and recycling of used items onsite.

Mr. Li is particularly interested in learning. In the past two years, his skills for organic cotton farming has improved tremendously. With the support from the Farmers Association and Mecilla (the "Joint Project), he has become an expert of organic cotton farming and has gained plenty of experience for organic farming in general. The extension workers from the Joint Project visit Mr. Li almost every week at his residence. The extension workers not only provide technological guidance but more importantly, they chat with Mr. Li about his daily life and offer help. The visits are happy moments of Mr. Li and helps the Farmers Association to open dialogue with Mr. Li about his farming experience, families and life in general.

 

 

上次和聯合社輔導員過去老人家裡探訪,
老人很高興,
臨走的時候非要給我葡萄吃,
我們不要老人執意不肯,
直到我們收下老人才滿意。
老人通常騎一輛已經很破的自行車。
交通不太方便,
他說準備過段時間棉花賣了買輛電瓶車。
到時候就方便多了。
其實,幸福的生活需要的不僅僅是物質。
老人們需要的也不僅僅是金錢。
有更多的關愛他們會過的更幸福。
在中國農村,
我們能做的也不僅僅是棉花,
還有更多......