Cevdet and Fatma Türk grow food in a very nature friendly way in Kemer village, 30 km away from mass tourism destination Bodrum. They have a wide range of products from olive to wheat, seasonal vegetables to animal products. They also grow local varieties called gambili (a kind of lentil) and pinpin bakla (fava bean). Mr. Cevdet Türk believes in the importance of preserving the ecosystem, thus adopts 'zero control' on pests and do not use even the organic insecticides. "If I kill an insect, it will move away the other insects that feed on it, which will negatively affect the balance of nature here" says Mr. Türk. The couple sell their products in Bodrum Farmers Market and a community supported agriculture group called Bizim Bostan (Our Garden). Mrs. Fatma Türk has considerable knowledge on traditional natural remedies.
Türk couple are waiting for the application of volunteers who can support them in their intense workload.
ALL YEAR LONG (MAY-SEPT): In addition to seasonal works; market preparations, CSA box preparations, animal care MAY: Planting seedlings JUN: Irrigation, wheat and clover harvest, hoeing, weeding JUL: Irrigation, clover harvest, vegetable harvest, hoeing AUG: Irrigation, clover harvest, weeding, bean harvest, making salça (traditional tomato paste) ve tomate puree, drying peppers SEP: Irrigation, clover harvest, bean harvest, making salça (traditional tomato paste)