Open the screen door of the greenhouse, and the moist and warm air immediately comes to my face. Then the eye is full of green: the leaves are green and the bamboo shoots are growing just right.
There are 244 such greenhouses in the “vegetable basket” project Park in Longzi County, Shannan City, Tibet Autonomous Region. Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, water radish, white gourd… All kinds of vegetables grow watery, fresh and tender, which is particularly gratifying.
The “vegetable basket” project is worthy of its name. Longzi county belongs to alpine county. In the past, many families planted vegetables by themselves. They ate turnips, cabbage and potatoes all year round. If you want to eat something fresh, you have to buy vegetables from outside. You have to spend more money. Nowadays, the first choice for people in Longzi county to buy vegetables is to go to the sales point set up by the “vegetable basket” project in the county comprehensive vegetable market. There are many choices and they are cheap – the price is about 20% lower than the market price. It’s safe to eat – all vegetables are applied with organic fertilizer and have never used pesticides.
“Because we want to send vegetables to the school”, said Ba Zhu, chairman of Shannan Yongchuang development and Construction Co., Ltd., who contracted to operate the “vegetable basket” project. “Considering the health of children, there is no need for pesticides at all.” the “vegetable basket” project provides vegetables for 7 primary schools, 1 middle school and 2 central kindergartens in the county. When it comes to children, it can’t be careless at all.
Bazhu is a rich leader in Longzi county. Starting from odd jobs in the construction industry, he has continuously expanded his business and business scope through his unremitting efforts. Now Bazhu has a lot to worry about, but he still insists on coming here once a week. 244 greenhouses, each of which needs to be transferred. It takes 3 hours to come down at a time. “I work more seriously and carefully. I like to do it. It’s real,” Bazhu said.
Of course, many people are interested in these greenhouses. Vegetable grower Sauron Butch is one of them. At the age of 51, she has worked here for four years. Her daily work is watering vegetables. She works from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with an hour’s lunch break. The work is not very hard and the income is considerable. The monthly salary is 3500 yuan. She is one of the dozens of poor households who work here. A good day will come when employment is realized and poverty is lifted out and income is increased.
There are also many college graduates working here. Salesman solang Zhuoga is a local girl. She passed the adult college entrance examination and got the accounting major of Sichuan University of science and technology workers. She came to work here as soon as she graduated. Now it has been nearly two years. “It was difficult to find a job at that time, and the salary here was also very good, including food and shelter.” solang Zhuoga said: “now the monthly salary is 6000 yuan.”
In the first half of 2020, the “vegetable basket” project achieved an income of 2.6 million yuan. In the future, the “vegetable basket” will be filled with richer and higher quality fresh vegetables and the bright life of more people
Post time: Sep-13-2021