Organic Farming and Agriculture

  • Why Organic
  • What do we teach in Organic farming
  • What are our other Agricultural training related activities
  • Nutrition Garden
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Some photos and videos of our success

Why Organic

Organic Farming practice has continued for 1000s of years and had ensured balanced ecology, Living soil, Sustained income, Safety and Health.

Our goal- Convert chemical farming which causes :
  • 200,000 Chemical-Sprayers die yearly
  • 200 million people poisoned
  • 51% of food polluted
  • Chemical residues in mother’s milk.

Organic farming has same or higher yield than chemical farming. For more on this, please Click Here

What do we teach in Organic farming

Educate :
  • Process of converting chemical farms to organic
  • Maintain soil health via multiple farming and other techniques.
  • Making organic fertilizers and bio-pest-repellants
  • Organic is Zero-Cost farming and improves profits
  • Nursery management
  • Nutritional Garden
  • Organic Waste Management

What are our other Agricultural training related activities

  • Farmers Club
  • Farmers meet on a regular basis to share knowledge and best practices
  • Water Harvesting and Conservation
  • Methods of harvesting water, creating water bodies, nourishing water-living organisms like Azolla
  • Seed Storage and Preservation
  • Methods of seed selection, storage and preservation of traditional seeds.
  • High Value Planting
  • Assistance to grow medicinal plants, high-yield fruit trees and vegetables

Nutritional Garden

Challenge of Nutrition in India
  • 47% or 60 million children in India are malnourished, the highest in the world
  • Malnutrition in turn leads to increased school drop-out rate, juvenile delinquency, and increased vulnerability to various diseases—all this culminates in drop in workforce and production and a weakened village economy
  • Several analysts calculate Indian poverty levels in terms of calorific requirements . In other words, one of the ways to tackle poverty in India is through managing nutrition instead of only providing livelihoods.
Solution: Nutritional Garden
  • Nutrition garden aims to tackle the above challenges. This garden aims to provide essential nutrition for the entire family
    The garden is built to have three crop rotations every year and is 3-tiered—those that grow below the ground, those that grow in shade, and those that need sun.
  • Some of the Fruits trees are Mango, Papaya, Guava, Amla, Litchi, Banana etc.
  • Flowers – Marigold, Sun Flower/ Timber & Fuel tree – Teak, Sissoo, Gamhar
  • Vegetables – Cabbage, Cauliflower, Tomato, Potato, Chilli, Brinjal, Turmeric, Zinger, Oal (Yam)
  • Shade-loving plants: Haldi, Aadi & Oal

Click Here for some photos of nutrition garden

Mushroom Cultivation
  • Mushroom cultivation is a simple process that can be taught easily.
  • It does not need much infrastructural facilities.
  • But cultivation leads to high income as mushrooms are sold at premium price in the market.

Click Here for some photos of the Mushroom Cultivation.