Activities for volunteers include (depending on the season):
Rice cultivation: Rice is a staple food in India. From soil preparation and sowing to transplanting seedlings to harvesting, processing, storage, marketing and packaging; You will get a chance to learn all about growing and cultivating rice. Learn from experience how much hard work it takes to win rice!
Vegetable Farming: As a volunteer, you will help farmers prepare the soil, sow and plant vegetables, as well as caring for them, harvesting and preparing for sale.
Production of organic fertilizer: You will learn how to produce ecological alternatives to mineral fertilizers yourself: These include fertilizers from cows, chickens and goats; Vermi compost, microbial composting, etc.
Production of organic pesticides: You will learn how organic pesticides are produced and used in agriculture.
Animal Care: There are cows, chickens, ducks, goats and honey bees on the farm. You will help with feeding and caring for the animals.
Processing and prodcution of animal by-products: You can help the farm in producing buttermilk, ghee and paneer. In addition, various other animal by-products are processed on the farm, e.g. cow urine and cow dung, which in the Panchgavya, a sub-discipline of Ayurveda, are attributed to healing effects.
For your free time, there are many activities on the farm and the surrounding area where you can first-hand experience the nature and culture of the region:
Sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth while trekking and cycling. Bird watching and nature trails invite you to study and explore. You can also take part in various social activities in the so-called "Tribal Villages", villages where members of tribes live. In addition to up-to-date and daily practiced traditions and knowledge systems, you will find one thing above all the rest: people will warmly welcome you!
Get to know the agricultural and farm life of Maharashtra; feel free to contact us (and it's not binding for you) for further information!
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