We have written in the past about the use of Gliricidia sepium for rat control (see Amaranth to Zai Holes p. 214), but were not able to give a specific recipe. Recently we heard from a network member who has had success using gliricidia. Below we give details.
Eric Broberg, heading to Latin America with the Peace Corps, wrote to us: “I found the article on ‘Multiplication and Use of Soil Microorganisms’ in the January 2011 EDN (Issue 110) to be interesting yet glaringly absent was any mention of compost tea.
Jacob H. Stern, Ph.D., agronomist Alvera Stern, Ed.D., community development specialist Service workers, Mennonite Central Committee Kenya
A sand dam provides a low-cost, low-tech and low maintenance water point with large payback in easily accessible water year round. Community ownership and involvement is integral in the introduction of a sand dam.