Stay with our family learning about organic farming in Vairamangalam village, Bhavani Taluk, India

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    16/11/2020

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    ***Months of March, April & May are very hot(day time temperature may go upto 40℃) in our place.Hence, we don't prefer engaging volunteers during these months.If any volunteer used to hot climate may be considered during these months.
    *I have become a host in November 2019.Till date I have hosted 2 volunteers.
    ●I am Krishnakumar(54)(you can address me as KRISHNA),involved in one acre of organic farming and free range poultry.My home is located in the farm itself.I stay with my wife Lakshmi(53) and my mother Gandhi mathi(75).Our children {1Daughter(23)& 1Son(20)(my son is an experienced work away volunteer)} are away now for business and study.They occasionally visit our home and go back to their work.
    Presently our farm has 4 native cattles,100+ birds(chickens&ducks),3 dogs,fruit trees, vegetable plants,etc.,
    I and my wife has worked as Lecturers for 30+ years in a nearby polytechnic college.I had my graduation in Mechanical Engineering and my Post Graduation in Production Engineering.My wife had her graduation in Civil Engineering.Both of us opted for voluntary retirement in December:2018 and now involved in organic farming in our own land.
    We have another farm (6acres) (0.2km from my home),which has tapioca crops presently and in the near future this farm also has to be transformed into organic farm.Workawayers can help me in this farm also.
    Our farm is located in Vairamangalam village on the right bank of bhavani river.Nearby towns and cities are Bhavani(10km),Lakshmi nagar(10km),
    Kavindapadi(10km),Chithode(12km),Anthiyur(21km),Erode(22km),Satyamangalam(50km),Salem(70km) and Coimbatore (100km).
    Nearest Railway Station:Erode(22km).
    Nearest Airport: Coimbatore (100km).
    Our day to day farm work involves(volunteers can involve) in all kind of farming activities in the one acre organic farm.That is taking care of the cattles,birds,dogs,feeding, collection of eggs,watering the plants,earthing up,weeding,preparing mulch materials,mulching, harvesting fruits and vegetables, preparing and applying organic inputs, planting saplings,nursery work,sowing seeds, collection of seeds, etc.,We can spare one spacious room(cot,beds,blankets provided) of our home with attached bath and toilet facilities which can accommodate 1 volunteer.If rooms are not available in the home, a private room in the annexure building will be provided.
    Food prepared in our home can be shared for 3 times a day.
    If possible "twin hearts meditation" can be introduced by our practicing friends to the willing volunteers.
    Alcohol/Drug/any kind of narcotics consumption inside the home and farm has to be avoided.For cigarette smokers outside the home within the farm a smoking point can be provided.
    * I have great trust in the humanity.
    hence,I am willing and ready to host the "new workaway volunteers of India and foreign countries" without any feedbacks and also the experienced volunteers.
    **Self driven and high energy level volunteers are preferred.
    ◆◆◆Kind attention to the "foreign volunteers":-
    Once the start date of volunteering in our place is decided then the "foreign volunteers" should send the following in advance to my personal e-mail (will be provided after confirmation) before their arrival at our place.
    Soft copies of 1.Passport 2.Visa 3.Address proof of their country 4.passport size photo 5.Contact numbers in India and and of their country & 6.Next destination from our place.
    *(Profile updated on 25-February-2020)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can have a deep insight of the, lifestyle of ours and our villagers(mostly involved in agricultural work),organic farming practices of our farm and nearby farms(organic/non-organic practices),etc., and vice versa.

  • Help

    Help

    animal care(cattles,birds and dogs), preparing and applying organic inputs,preparing mulch materials,mulching, watering the plants,weeding,pruning,harvesting fruits/vegetables,planting saplings,nursery work,sowing seeds,cooking and help in house,general maintenance,etc.,

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent
    Tamil: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can provide one spacious room (with attached spacious bath and toilet) in the first floor of our home with cot,beds and blankets.
    *If rooms within the house are unavailable, we can provide a room (with a private bathroom) in the annexure building.
    Home cooked south indian food 3 times a day can be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby places (distance) to visit:-
    ●Bhavani River(1 km)
    ●Kaveri River(10kms)
    ●Vedagiri Hill(11kms)/30 minutes hiking one-way.
    ●Kooduthurai,Bhavani(11kms)/
    (Confluence Kaveri and Bhavani rivers)
    ●Tex Valley (17 kms)
    ●Sankagiri Fort(32 kms)/60 minutes hiking one-way.
    ●Gau Seva Sangh(Gau Shala),Erode.(35kms)
    ●Mettur Dam(54 kms)
    ●Bargur Cattle Research Station(54 kms)
    ●Siddheswaran Temple(57kms)/4 hours trek one-way
    ●Bhavanisagar Dam(64 kms)
    ●Mecheri Sheep Research Station(65kms)
    ●Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (50 - 100 kms)
    ●Many weekly markets(10-30kms)
    ●Nearby farms(Organic/Non-organic)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Desi cattles(Bargur breed). (L-R)Kaveri & Bhavani.
Krishna/(Host).
Lakshmi(wife of the host):- Feeding the free-range desi "Kadaknath breed" chickens.
1st Volunteer:Mr.Shivraj(Right) of India with the host Krishna (Left).@Siddeswara hill trek.
2nd Volunteer:Mrs.Sylvie(Left) of Italy with Lakshmi(Right).
Eggs of free range desi ducks
Muscovy Duck:13 Ducklings hatched on 18Feb2020.
Garden./Plants on double digged beds./Beds contain coconut tree logs at 3 feet depth.
West indian cherry fruits.
Guava tree.
(L-R)Tractor-Ruby(Mother)-Coffee/Guardians of the Farm.But they are unfriendly to strangers.
Bhavani river-Water hyacinth(Duck feed) collection.
Home/Annexure building at left of the home.

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