Lesson 1

A few words about Spirulina and about the project

Spirulina is a micro-algae with extraordinary nutritional value.

A very small amount can save a person from malnutrition.

Our goal is that Spirulina will reach every hungry person in the world.

In order to succeed we will teach you and then you will teach someone else who will also teach someone else – until this knowledge reaches everyone who needs it.

Our website will enable communication between you and us and in the future – between you, us and the new partners that you will teach. In the site you will find all the information about growing and producing Spirulina, where to buy the ingredients needed and answers to any questions you might have.

Things you need to begin

Empty soft drink bottles


Water – if clean water is not available, unclean water can be used because in the environment in which the Spirulina grows – bacteria and chemicals cannot survive. However, water contaminated with heavy metals cannot be used

Live Spirulina – the quantity of a test tube is enough to begin with

PH – testing paper (Litmus paper)

A piece of cloth with high density fiber

The following ingredients, which are used to nourish the algae:

Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)

Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Potassium Dihydrogenate Phosphate (KH2PO4)

Iron Sulfate (FeSO4)

Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4)

    The Sodium Bicarbonate can be bought at any supermarket.

    Litmus paper can be bought at stores that sell fish aquarium equipment or at places that sell products for school labs.

    The rest of the ingredients are all sold at stores that sell agriculture products. If these ingredients are not available – it is possible to produce cheap and simple substitutes. Our site provides contacts to stores that provide these ingredients and preparation instructions for the substitutes.

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