We are building this farm as a model organic farm and learning space for all farming enthusiasts, specially the locals here who are migrating towards cities at rapid rate. We are working with group of farmers with organic certification and providing market linkage to their produce.
I have engineering and environmental management background and whatever I have learnt about farming is throughput volunteering in various farms across Europe and Asia. I had a long dream to start something like this and I feel really lucky to find this beautiful place to start. We practice permaculture and indigenous indian natural farming practices and going towards being self sustainable. It has just been one year since we started so most of the things are in developing stage.
Huge possibility to develop farm and neighboring village as farm tourism and homestay destinations so exploring the opportunities. As a volunteer you get to explore the untouched Himalayan villages and get involved with the community.
If you are interested in doing some trekking around then we have mountain called Nag Tibba (approx 3000 metres ASL.) and lots of beautiful village for cultural walk.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Farm is located in rural part of Himalayan Uttarakhand. Place is totally untouched and away from road connectivity so you will find rural authenticity and lovely community around. Experience joy of giving and serving from the community around and be part of various festivals in regions around. There are lots of local Himalayan village festivals, gatherings, marriages which we are invited so you can join us for those events.
Help related to taking care of trees, sowing, weeding and transplanting. Working with community as we are in process of group certification and marketing of their produce.
Building eco structure and general maintenance of farm.
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Accommodation is in traditional stone and mud house with wooden and stone slates roof. We have 3 rooms and lots of camping area and a small kitchen around. We mostly collect firewood from jungle around and use it for cooking. The place is mostly organic by default so all the local food will be mostly organic. We do have few 2 person tent and some spare sleeping bag if you need.
Plenty of opportunities to hike and trek around with beautiful jungles and with view of snow capped himalayas. We are at an altitude of 2100 meters so weather is lovely here.
To reach farm you need to catch a bus from Dehradun railway station which will drop you at Damta. We can pick you up from there, the village is further 16km from Damta and to reach farm you need to hike for 4kms(approx 1.5 hrs).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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