This Eco-development project gives volunteers the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming techniques. It also focuses on promoting environmental conservation in South Indian villages. This project is perfect for anybody looking to take part in hands-on work in the local community.
Until recently, people in the Tamil Nadu area lived much the same way as their ancestors; farming with simple tools, collecting firewood from forests and discarding waste on any available land. Due to the growing population and the introduction of products like plastics and chemical pesticides, this way of life is now causing huge damage to the environment.
The aim of the project is to promote environmental conservation through research and practical demonstrations.
Volunteers will learn how to produce vermi-compost fertilizer; cultivate vegetables, cereals and herbs; tend to livestock; and maintain the on-site plant nursery. Volunteers can also get involved in community awareness and education as well as visiting local markets to promote sustainable farming methods to Indian farmers.