Yin has been growing her own food for years, back when she lived in Sabah. She said she first got the idea when she met an environmentalist in the Philippines and later, a woman in Japan. She learned the skills she needed to grow a sustainable garden and over the years, even held informal courses to people who wanted to learn how she did this.
Food waste of any kind is collected in a bin outside the kitchen.
Later, she would bury the waste in the ground, with a layer of leaves above it, and "turn it" a few weeks later. The soil would eventually be rich with nutrients and be used for the vegetables.
Alternatively, she sometimes place it in a special bin which does the same job.
She waters the plants, if she can, from rain water collected by two big bins at the garden area.
She would "feed" the worms some leaves sometimes. Later, she would collect the water the worms produce - she dubs it "worm juice" - and waters the plants with it.
Yin's vegetable garden is really inspiring, and I particularly love the coriander that she grows. It's plentiful, organic and so yummy!
I'm usually not a camwhore, but I can't help snapping a photo with the vege bounty. Look at the size of the vegetables!
I really do hope that I can have my own vegetable garden like Yin's one day. Maybe not one as "full on" as hers, but I hope to eventually grow a few pots of herbs and vegetables: coriander, spring onions, rosemary and thyme would be lovely.