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Hi, we are a family run Organic farm certified by Ecocert, situated in the Deccan plateau in a small village Bhodani in Pune Dist, Maharashtra state... The farm is run by Two brothers Satyajit and Ajinkya both bankers turned organic farmers, being born in a farmers family but educated in urban India the love for our soils bought us back to the village and farming, organic was the natural choice of farming as the concept of working with so many micro-organisms and enriching soils and the biodiversity kind of dint let us see further. We rear 60 Indian Indigenous cows of the Gir variety who are free grazed on the farm and make biofertilizers out of their cow dung and cow urine and this is the only input we administer to our small orchards of Pomegranate, Papaya, Drumsticks, lime and other mixed crops, we are a Non-GMO farm and the focus is on all things indigenous and local. The farm and farming we do is for the joy we get and the experience of working with soil, cows and in a food forest is absolutely enriching and exhilarating. We sell weekly in Organic Farmers Market in Pune and Mumbai.
We live in a heritage house built by my great grandfather called a Wada, it is built with all-natural elements like stone, wood and mud and is simply majestic and welcoming to all.
Apart from the farming, we do we are also involved in training and guiding local farmers in growing and selling organic produce.
We would love to have all kinds of people who would love to experience this heaven and we would love to learn from others experiences and knowledge domains and keep finding an innovative cost-effective solution to keep practising this kind of farming, we love the cross-pollination of ideas, cultures, experiences and life.
You can help us in the cowshed, sowing, weeding, harvesting, and processing.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningAnimal CareFarmstay helpBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travellers will first hand get to experience
- A Natural unpolluted lush green Organic certified farm
- The essentials of organic and Natural farming
- Water harvesting
- The importance of the A2 milk and the cow cycles and their care
- Selling first hand farm produce to a highly educated aware customer
- The joy of working with cows
- Local Marathi culture
- Indian farmer life
- local cuisine
- Languages like English, Hindi, Marathi
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We would love people who can contribute in an any one or all of the specific skills
General farming work
Sowing by hand
Application of the farm made compost and manures
Packaging farm goods
Cleaning the cowshed
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We live in a heritage 90 year old structure called a Wada in marathi culture the structure is huge and resembles a small fort it is made entirely out of natural elements like Stone, Wood and Mud and has a courtyard in between.
All workawayers will be a part of our family for the duration they stay in the farm.
the accommodation will have all the basics like a single Beds, Fans, Television and a Commode toilet and bathroom.
Thefood is traditional Maharashtrian cuisine normally a little spicy compared to European or US standards but very rich in the variety.
What else ...
In the time off Workawayers can visit Pune which is a 2 hr drive approx 150 kms from the farm Pune is a famous Indian city and buzzling with city life. Mumbai too is a 5 hr drive...approx 350 kms from the farm.
in addition to this there is our local town Akluj which is 14 kms from the farm Akluj has a lovely winnery and wine yard Fratteli and has a Hospital, Mall, and other urban facilities.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
I wish them a lovely time in India, and would welcome them anytime in future.
Thank you so much Satyajit