In April 2014, more than 20 members came from Yunnan province to Nanhua Farm in the suburb of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, to rebuild the New Oasis for Life Community.
Nanhua Farm is located near the southern end of the Yangtze River with beautiful scenery and warm and humid climate, but it was sultry in the summer. The area consisted of about 17 acres, mostly farmland, and there was a pond in a small part of the wasteland.
Brothers and sisters worked hard together to build roads and houses, and improve the soil to grow vegetables and plant grass and flowers to reform the environment. Within just over 3 months, we had built 20 prefabricated rooms, a simple kitchen, a parking lot, a shower room, toilets, and so on. We planted a variety of vegetables, a large number of watermelons, harvested a thousand kilograms of rapeseed, and planted many trees.
It is worth mentioning that we successfully completed the trial production of EM bacteria and began our bold attempt at ecological agriculture.
The good times were not long, though;in July 2014, we were disbanded.
Although the existence of Nanhua farm was relatively short, it left an indelible stroke in the history of the New Oasis for Life Community.