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Indiegogo update: Non-organic farms in the vicinity of Mr. Lin's farm?

October 27, 2014

A few people have asked about non-organic farms in the vicinity of Mr. Lin's farm and possible water run-off. Great question, here's the answer:

There are a few non-organic tea farms further up the valley, but directly above Mr. Lin's farm on the same mountainside there is only forest for more than 1km. There is no downhill water drainage from other farms. The nearest uphill conventional farm is over 1 km away and on a different slope of the mountain. On the access road to Mr. Lin's farm, there is only one other farm that is also more than 1 km away and on the opposite side of this micro-valley. There are no other established farms, other than the harvesting of wild bamboo shoots from the bamboo forests that pervade the slopes at this elevation.

The stream that runs adjacent to Mr. Lin's (where he draws from only when irrigation is necessary, which is not often) does not pass nearby the nearest uphill farm. Mr. Lin's water source is a small tributary running along a cliff adjacent to his farm that flows out of a nearby forested ravine.

These are steep mountain valleys and to our knowledge underground drainage is not possible in this type of terrain. Above this level elevation, there is no irrigation source available at all and most high elevation tea farms in this area rely solely on fog and precipitation.

We will provide documentation in Chinese and English (we’re waiting on the English) for the inspection of water, soil and tea leaves. All of these have passed the strictest standards of organic certifcation employed in Taiwan by http://www.tw-toc.com/en/index.asp

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