Enjoy a stay with our family and learn about organic farming in Vairamangalam village, Bhavani Taluk, India

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Krishnakumar(54) , 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.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 village is located on the right bank of Bhavani river.
    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.
    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • 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,help in house,general maintenance,etc.,

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Tamil,Spoken Kannada,Little bit of Hindi

  • 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.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

  • 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.
Goose and Kadaknath chickens.
Lakshmi :- Feeding the kadaknath chickens.
Desi ducks in the water tank.
7 Days old desi ducklings hatched by the white colour native chicken.
Muscovy duck with ducklings.
Tractor-Ruby(Mother)-Coffee/Guardians of Farm
Feed shelter for birds.
Eggs of free range desi ducks
West indian cherry plant.
West indian cherry fruits.
Guava tree.
Home
Bhavani river-Water hyacinth(Duck feed) collection.
Krishnakumar S D

Host ref number: 568188849652