Sesbania
Sesbania
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Commenced:
01/08/2015
Submitted:
01/05/2020
Last updated:
13/05/2020
Location:
Echangoor village, Bagalur, Tamil Nadu, IN
Phone:
+91-9845632716
Website:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8ekP7A4DwECQhcb89
Climate zone:
Semi Arid





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Sesbania

Project Type

Rural

Project Summary

Bhaswati and I have applied Permaculture design principles on semi-arid land in Tamil Nadu, India (roughly 20 kms from Bangalore) and our efforts over the years have shown very promising results to turn highly compacted and degraded soil from years of over grazing into lush gardens with productive fruit trees. We have successfully grown over 150 fruit trees across over 25 species, including Mango (Imam Pasand, Mallika), Indian Gooseberry, Sapota, Water apple, Moringa, Ramphal, Soursop, Custard apple, and Jamun, as well as certain climatically suited Ayurvedic medicinal herbs.

Project Description

As the site has no running water we have relied on Rain water harvesting as the primary technique for irrigation, channeled through a system of interconnected swales and underground rainwater recharge pits. The entire project has been sustained by once-a-week weekend visits (only) to the site, and each tree nurtured by its individual olla pot at its base.

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Mycelium Wood Wide Web

The Mycelium Wood Wide Web transforming the soil...

Posted 26 days ago (0 comments)

2019 - Exotic fruits!

Water apple, Custard apple, Mandarin Oranges

Posted 26 days ago (0 comments)

Attracting the pollinators!

Mango flowers, Desert Rose (Adenium), Thunbergia, Passion flower, Lily, Ghongura

Posted 26 days ago (0 comments)

2018 - Our first fruits!

Soursop, Indian Gooseberry (Star Amla), Mulberry

Posted 26 days ago (0 comments)

2016 - Pioneer species taking off

Within 6 months the hardy nitrogen fixing native Sesbanias clearly shoot past the others - thrilling us enough to name the farm after them!

Posted 27 days ago (0 comments)

Starting off - July 2015

Highly compacted, Degraded soil from years of over-grazing!

Posted 27 days ago (0 comments)
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Krishanu Seal - Admin
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Bhaswati Seal - Medicinal Herbs curator

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