7 Pines - Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Organic Farming

Organic Farming1
A visit to "Nurtured By Nature" (NbyN) farm, a farm on a journey of an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Key focus is to build a model of farming based on organic and natural agriculture, value-added food processing, water harvesting, afforestation, eliminating harmful chemicals used in a household, reducing & managing usage of plastics and so on.
Activities to choose from

Option 1: Overview of organic farming

? Basics of organic farming
? Healthy food and nutrition, without harmful chemicals, for individual, society & environmental health
? Learn some basic organic farming interventions for soil nutrition & plant health
? Hands-on work on the farm. Dirty your hands in the field with the activity of the day.
? The activity could be one or more of - making organic inputs that go into organic farming, sowing,
harvesting of any produce ready at that time, other farming activity like de-weeding, spraying of organic
insecticides and so on.

Option 2: Household chemical alternatives

? Overview of environmental sustainability and sustainable living practices
? One sustainable living practice is to replace harmful household chemicals with safe alternatives for
individual and environmental health
? Learn about cleaning alternatives for detergents, soaps, floor cleaners, glass cleaners and so on
? Hands-on - learn how to make soapnut & citrus bio-enzyme based cleaning alternatives

Option 3: Growing microgreens

? Overview of environmental sustainability and sustainable living practices
? One sustainable living practice is to include high nutrition microgreens in your daily consumption
? Learn all about microgreens and how to easily grow them at home
? Hands-on - You will go thru one entire cycle of sowing and growing microgreens
Driving time to the organic farm is 1.15 hours each way and the visit with lunch takes up most of the day
Price/ Rate: Rs. 2500/Adult, Rs. 1750 (Child below 12)
Any limitation: Prior appointment of 48 to 72 hours with the owner of the organic farm

 

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