Manavata practices and promotes Natural farming in all its Centers and Ashrams. we also work with schools to teach children to grow food organic.
Following are some of the Natural Farming Projects of Manavata:
Manavata Ashram, Lolla, East Godavari dt, Andhra Pradesh: Srini has initiated natural farming in his village in 2008, growing paddy desi rice.. which is feeding healthy diet Manavata ashram children and many Annadana programs of Manavata. His father Sri Alluri Bapineedu garu who religiously practiced this to make this project successful with desi cows Jeevamrutham.
This project made a great success, gradually improved yielding which is now much higher than other farmers who are doing chemical farming.As our crops are able to sustain even in worst climatic conditions other farmers also now showing interest to convert to natural farming. every year farmers are loosing their crops due to natural calamities like floods and cyclones as chemical farming crops are very sensitive.
University for Humanity, Natavalli, Telangana state, India
Srini took a challenging task of converting dry land into fertile farming land in 2015. He bought 60 acres land along with his like minded friends. with 5 years made this 60 acres campus into green. grown 75 desi cows in Goshala, running Gurukul with practical & innovative holistic education for children.
Natural Farming Training:
Manavata organized Natural farming workshops in several villages with the guidance of Padma Sri Subhash Palekar ji, Dr. Khadar Vali ji and other experts.
Srini & other Manavata volunteers travelled to different villages in AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala and trained around 1500 farmers. Some of the trained farmers have made a great impact with the success in Natural farming.
Sustainable Living and Nature Cure
About 90 per cent of the waste generated by households is currently being disposed of in landfill sites or incinerators. Yet, if we all take a few simple actions, we could reduce this amount considerably and really make a difference.Recycling saves natural resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces emissions of air and water pollutants.
Be Eco-Friendly & Save Our Mother Earth
About 90 per cent of the waste generated by households is currently being disposed of in landfill sites or incinerators. Yet, if we all take a few simple actions, we could reduce this amount considerably and really make a difference. Recycling saves natural resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces emissions of air and water pollutants.
How can you do your bit to help save our planet?
Something that we must bear in mind is that these ideas do need some thought and sometimes a little bit of perseverance. If some of them aren’t practical to your circumstances, just remember that the important thing is to do your best – do what you can!
- Reducing the packaging waste e.g. buy loose apples rather than those wrapped in plastic on a polystyrene tray, buy refillable packages like fabric conditioner and washing powder
- Buy local produce, spend time for gardening, shop locally so that you can avoid transportation polution.
- Store food in the fridge in a re-usable container rather than wrapping it in cling film or foil
- Avoid using ‘disposables’, goods that are used once and then thrown away. There are products designed to be re-used or have a longer life, like re-chargeable batteries and low energy light bulbs.
- Think before you print! How many times have you printed something and not referred to it again? If you do print, use both sides of a piece of paper.
- Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposables
- Reuse plastic bags, to help you remember to do this, keep some in your pocket or handbag – they don’t take up much space. It stops you accumulating bags at home.
- If paper has only been written or printed on one side why not use it as scrap paper for messages, notes, lists etc.
- Schools, youth groups etc. will appreciate scrap paper for painting and drawing on.
- old jars can be used for storing all sorts, nails, sugar, pasta etc. or why not decorate them and use as candle holders, pen pots, utensil holders etc.
- Use yogurt pots, plastic bottles etc in the garden to grow seedlings in, or to cover the plants in the winter.
- Make use of old sheets and blankets as household cloths, decorating covers or just as bedding for your pets!
- Use your local library rather than buying books.
- Making use of local recycling banks which are located near super markets so that special journeys are not required
- Understand the meaning of bins outside your home.
- Understand how local council works
Arogya Vanam (Medicinal Plants Growing, Educating and Promoting)
Manavata conducts free workshops for farmers emphasizing the benefits of natural farming, on how to make natural farming profitable and growing toxin-free food in their fields. Manavata has conducted workshops in Chittoor, Khammam, East Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh which have benefited around 400 farmers. Manavata’s Natural Farming Centers serve as model farms and help to educate farmers.
Goshala(Care for cows,birds and all beings)
Goshala literally means the home for cows and is meant to rescue, shelter, protect, feed, treat and rehabilitate weak, sick, injured, handicapped and abandoned homeless cattle. These are the institutions of India’s great cultural heritage giving concrete example of India’s reverence and affection for animals, particularly for cows..