For the past four years we have been learning and practising natural farming at Sristi Village. Word has spread of our efforts and people from various sectors are interested to learn our farm practices. In April 2018 we are organising a 10 day training summit for those interested to learn from us. For more information, or to register your interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero budget farming
Over the past few months, we have started using Zero Budget Natural Farming at Sristi. Our members, staff, volunteers and our friends from Bihar have been working hard in the fields. Firstly the field was prepared and ploughed, we then had the task of creating beds and trenches, and the next step was planting various different fruit trees including papaya, pineapple and banana. We have also been learning how to make Jeevamirtham (a natural alternative to fertilizer).
This year we planted groundnuts at Sristi Village. As well as being a great source of protein for our members, we have found they grow bountifully on our land!
We recently initiated our Good Spinach (Nalla Kerai) project. We aim to grow up to 40 different verities of Spinach on our land. We have reaped a lot of Spinach and it is proving an excellent way for us to grow crops for our own consumption and to sell locally too.