At PRAKRITI we practice traditional farming methods. Organic farming is key to maintaining bio diversity on the farm. We are in constant pursuit of creating an ecological balance on the farm by leveraging natural resources available to us on the farm; we are against using chemical fertilizer, pesticides and flood irrigation. Our farming practices ensure soil and water conservation; cow dung and bird manure is used in the fields along with vermi compost. We also use organic preparations such as “Jeevamrutha” to boost soil quality and use Neem leaves, cow milk, turmeric, garlic & red chilies to prepare pesticides that are used in our orchards and vegetable garden. Our farm is not for profit. We take pride in bringing awareness about nature and make children as well as adults aware of the environmental issues, in the hope that we can inspire a few who can think and act as responsible citizens with renewed respect for the environment.
The only solution to reversing the toxic cycle is to encourage and practice Organic farming. Besides the obvious immediate and positive effects organic or natural farming has on the environment and quality of food, it also greatly helps a farmer to become self-sufficient in his requirements for agro-inputs and reduce his costs.
Immense commercialization of agriculture driven by a constant demand in the market to produce bigger and better looking crop, In the name of growing more to feed the earth, we have taken the wrong road to sustainability. This has had a very negative effect on the environment. The use of fertilizers and pesticides has led to enormous levels of chemical buildup in our environment, in soil, water, air, in animals and even in our own bodies. Fertilizers have a short-term effect on productivity but a longer-term negative effect on the environment where they remain for years after leaching and running off, contaminating ground water and water bodies. The use of hybrid seeds and the practice of monoculture has led to a severe threat to local and indigenous varieties, whose germplasm can be lost forever. All this for “productivity”.