Located on 45,000 sq. ft. of dry land on the hills of Kadampara, Kerala, it is envisioned to be a model farm founded with the aim to create a self-sustaining pocket. The main long-term objectives are to achieve complete nutritional autonomy by growing all of our own food (organically) and promote off-grid living. In the future, we also plan on collaborating with local tribal villagers to help create similar self-sustaining farms which in turn can grow into a co-op of tribal farmers. The project will also promote permaculture, sustainable architecture, veganism, natural farming and unconditional gifting. We recently received a very prestigious grant recognizing our work and enabling us to further our conservation efforts.
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Kerala is known as gods own country. However, in the village of Kadambara, the local villagers (who are mainly comprised of tribals) have for long faced a severe enemy: malnutrition. So much that malnutrition related deaths in Kadambara is one of the highest in India. We thought this would be an appropriate place to start a project that would work not on aid but on empowerment. But first, we need to empower ourselves. Hence, the idea of an off-grid self-sustainable farm. If this project succeeds, then we can use it as a simple model that can be replicated anywhere. As a participant, you'd mainly be helping out in this goal. This collaborative goal can only be achieved with a sustained and dedicated effort of all those who have the time, energy and maybe even the skill to share.
Our daily work includes planting and watering trees, taking care of the vegetable garden, digging water catchment pits and ponds, creating water conservation structures such as bunds, trenches and retaining walls, mulching, composting, cooking and building structures that facilitate storage and shelter.
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Tents, a basic kitchen, compost toilets, and open-roof bucket showers.
*️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️Please note that we are just starting out which means we do not have the financial means (yet) to provide free food for participants. The accommodation is in exchange for 15 works hours a week and a minimum stay of two weeks.
Participants have multiple options for food while they are here:
1. Bring their own vegan food for their duration of stay.
2. Source their own vegan food locally, from the village, which is a 20-minute walk from the land.
3. They can choose to Participate in daily meals [healthy, non-spicy and vegan with lots of fruits, nuts, vegetable salads, porridge, pancakes, our world famous hummus (in the area) :) etc. - thrice a day] that are prepared by all members and contribute Rs. 500 toward the daily meals. Please note that this payment goes entirely toward the food and is not used for the projects operational expenses. Any additional amount incurred for food is borne by us. This is not mandatory.
We spend our free time having discussions on philosophy, spirituality and brainstorming on sustainable ways to make enhancements to the project. We also spend break time at the local river which is very secluded and away from any sort of habitation. A local yoga and ayurveda center is located a few kilometres from here and there is also a national park at driving distance. Buses, jeeps and autos are available at the nearest bus stop which is a 30 minute walk from the land.
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