20 Nov '11, 1pm

The Self Contained Farming Community in Tetebatu Lombok

The Self Contained Farming Community in Tetebatu Lombok

The need for the self contained family farming community is all the more evident after seeing places where it still persists. Farming villages and small towns used to be the norm in the U.S. until the population started moving away from the farm and toward the city. Those farms that do remain are often enormous and blanketed with genetically modified corn and soy . But such a self contained farming community does still exist here in the tiny community of Tetebatu on the island of Lombok, just an hour away from Bali. © Sara Novak © Sara Novak Rice Varieties in Tetebatu We scrambled to catch up with our slight guide as he gracefully balanced on the perches that separated the rice fields. Every few steps I’d lose my balance and bury my shoe in the supping rice mud to the left and right of the perch. The village had several varieties of rice that served a different purpose. Th...

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