The idea started with the launch of the business back in September 2018. As I was researching the traditional, authentic recipe, truly healthy and delicious KImchi that resonates with the story of my family and hometown, I kept going back to thinking "If I could just show people these traditional Korean clay pots, people will understand what the true Kimchi and Korean fermentation.
So I waited until I could find a location with a big garden where I could house these pots safely. And that happened in July 2020.
When did it bloom?
By September 2020, the garden was cleaned up. The soil was raked through, removing a lot of waste that had been thrown there for years.
And the team of Four Bent Corners began shooting the video. Since then a lot of decisions were made fast.
On November 29th, 2020, Kickstarter was launched to raise the fund required for bringing the pots.
How did Kickstarter go?
It ended with success on the 26th of January 2021!
The goal was set at €18.000 and Kickstarter closed at €19.211.
The fund €16.689 (after Kickstarter fees) was delivered on the 11th of February.
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What is this pot 'Onggi' about?
Traditional Korea clay pots 'Onggi' (small ones) or 'Dok' (big ones), 'Dok ah ri' ''Hang ah ri' (more umbrella names) is the ancient tool used for refrigeration, fermentation, pickling, and other storage purposes. Sometimes it is believed to keep insects away.
The traditional method took its current shape about 2500 years ago and is still used at homes to this day.
The science research (in Korean unfortunately) discovered that Korean Doks contains air pockets that allow CO2 to be released, creating air circulation and humidity within.
That ideal environment also allows Kimchi and its microorganisms to 'breath' for years. Soy paste blocks to transform into naturally fermented soy sauce and soy paste.
What about the garden?
The drawing is in progress.
The back of the garden will be dedicated to Doks. 5 more garden beds will be added. A chicken coop will be built along with a beehive. There will be several compost bins and rainwater collectors.
It is open to the public no matter what. Everyone is welcomed to enjoy it, tend the vegetable gardens, tend the chickens, fillup the compost bins, and so on.
When will the chickens arrive?
As soon as the season begins to turn, I will build the chicken coop. So as soon as the home is ready, chickens will arrive.
The eggs will be used in the meals which can be bought.