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Edible Organic Roof-top Garden ‘Long’ tour!

“The whole nature conspires for a Permaculturist” So this is the video that I was planning to make for quite sometime, but just did not have enough time! Thankfully Sai Kalyan came along to help me shoot the video! In this video I have tried to document my garden in quite a bit of detail…. Read more »

Trenching for increasing water retention

interview with Subash Sharma, Organic Farmer, Dorli, Yavatmal, Maharashtra

An organic manure factory for Rs. 800 only!

A 200 litre capacity plastic barrel and continuous supply of cow dung and urine (something most farmers have access to) – that’s all you need to set up a manure factory in your farm. Cow dung, urine, water and sugar (jaggery is usually used; cane sugar and palm fruit would do as well) mixture is… Read more »

Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture

The community managed sustainable agriculture program in Andhra Pradesh has led to aggregate annual cost savings of US$69.5 million and the employment generation program has created 185,748 jobs for the rural youth.

Escaping Pesticide Trap

The economics of addiction can be summed up in a few words: Sell a product that makes buyers need it more. Cotton farmers in Andhra Pradesh had descended into a seemingly hopeless abyss of escalating pesticide dependence and debt. Suicides were becoming common. “Non-Pesticide Management” was the tipping point that brought health and hope to… Read more »