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Behind Delhi Public School East, off of Sarjapur Rd. , Bangalore, Karnataka, IN
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Rural, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

On the outskirts of the booming city of Bangalore, situated on the ideal Deccan Plateau, elevation 1000m, this is one of the best agricultural climates in India. We are stewarding 5 acres of land, organically, with an aim towards attracting guests, school groups, volunteers and other interested parties. On this end, we have built 4 guest huts with locally available, natural materials, and can house up to 25 people. We grow vegetables year round, everything from tomatoes to leeks to carrots and beats and potatoes, sweet potatoes and spinach, lettuce and broccoli. In the monsoon (June- December) we grow peanuts, finger millet, and this year we will try to grow dry-land rice as well as another type of millet called foxtail millet. We have hosted over 100 volunteers, guests and school groups since we began less than 3 years ago.

Project Description

A long, narrow, flat piece of land, we are lucky to have inherited a mature mango, chickoo and coconut orchard.  Our work began in December 2008.  We have concentrated on building guest accomodations, 4 in total, using locally available, natural materials.  All huts are made from granite pillars, eucalyptus poles, woven coconut leaves and split areca-nut palm for flooring.  We have 2 native, indian cows, and their two offspring, both males, were both born on the farm.  We use the cows for milk, ploughing and of course manure and organic fertilizers made using the cows by-products.  We keep a nuresery going year round with fruit trees, forest trees, nitrogen fixing trees, as well as vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants.  


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