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Amrita SeRVe Demonstration Farm
Amrita SeRVe Demonstration Farm
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Kollam District, Vallickavu, Kerala, IN
Climate zone:
Wet Tropical

Beatriz  Noronha
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Amrita SeRVe Demonstration Farm

Project Type

Rural, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This is a demonstration farm for adopted villages in India. We use only the basic materials found easily in villages, and focus on 1:1 farming (plant-based fertility, where the mulching plant is grown a few meters from the production crop)

Project Description

Created on a foundation of water harvesting techniques, the farm includes a two swale food forest, rice paddy with contour bunts for water distribution, banana and papaya circle forests, mandala gardens, and plenty of support zones for easy chop and drop of life giving weeds and nitrogen fixing bushes. We don't use prepared compost. We use a total of 10 kg cow dung/month. All ponds and trenches are hand dug. It's basically a place where villages come to get trained. They are pleasantly surprised to see a bountiful farm which came about using techniques and materials that they can easily understand and afford.


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