A Permaculture Food Forest. We are aiming at turning a Monoculture Farm into an entirely RainFed Food Forest. The Farm is about 9 acres with a Coconut & Mango Plantation filled with 20 different varieties of fruits and other species. We have started to convert this land into a plot that grows more than a 100 different varieties of fruits and other beneficial species.Vegetable patches also focus on inter cropping to reduce the need for pest management. Volunteers at our farm also have the opportunity to become a part of our professional Permaculture and/or Aquaponics Design Practice after necessary training and experience.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Travellers will be exposed to the work life of a typical South Indian Farmer with regular visits to nearby villages. They will also be engaged in educating and changing conventional agricultural practices to sustainable Permaculture practices that benefit the society.
Travellers will get a chance to become permanent members of our community family with proper training and experience.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Website Creation, Hosting activities and sessions, Household Chores, Babysitting, Teaching, Social Media, Photography, Child Care, Construction of Earth Homes, Alternate Energy.
Expectations of work for volunteers:
Volunteers interested in Farm work will be expected to engage in manual labor that involves creation of swales, ponds, dams etc. Watering and maintenance of fruit trees and vegetable patches. Regular monitoring and weeding of patches. Grazing our Sheep around the property.
All the above help will be required at one single location.
4-6 volunteers can be accommodated. We have a tent for new volunteers and two Air Conditioned rooms under construction for more permanent members. A basic - clean bathroom is available within a hundred meters from the camp site.
Special diets : Ragi Ball, Red Rice, Leafy Greens, Free Range Chicken & Eggs. We also have a Wood fire Oven if you would like to make Pizzas.
We have a car that can be used in case of an emergency. 2 wheeler is also available for daily use.
Languages spoken : English, Hindi, Kannada Can you host children or pets? : No ( visitors can write to us if necessary)
Places of tourist interest nearby: Suvarnamukhi Water Reservoir, Discovery Village, Pyramid Valley, Innovative Film City, Wonder La, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 6-7 hours a day, 6 days a week