DR. VAISHALI AGARWAL
The healthier and chemical free process of growing agricultural products is termed as “Organic”. With so many pollutants around, how the food is grown can have a crucial impact on our mental and physical well-being. Organic foods have more beneficial nutrients and antioxidants rather than chemicals and preservatives. Some of the recognized benefits of Organic produce are that they contain fewer pesticides and are often fresher.
22 September is widely acknowledged as International organic day. It is a well-known fact that what people eat can be medicine or poison and nutrition is one of the most powerful things you can change to reverse the effects of chronic disease.
For our readers we bring the story of two organic farms that are a help to cultivate a healthier society. The important fact is Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
For our readers we bring the story of two organic farms that are a help to cultivate a healthier society.
- Godson Organic Farm, located 20 Km from the business town of Bareilly, nestled in village Tigra adjacent to river Behgul, in the State of Uttar Pradesh in North India possess a beautiful and peaceful environment which provide people of all ages and interest levels, the opportunity for Mental Peace, recharge, service, sustainable agriculture education, and hands-on experiences of life on a Farm through classes, guided tours, farm-stays, apprenticeships, and volunteer opportunities.
The owner Anil Sawhney who serves as an environment consultant shares, “Founded in November 2010, Godson Organic Farm, is operated solely on the principles of the legendary Agri-scientist Masanobu Fukuoka and Ancient Indian Rishikul Kheti. A very diversely planted Herbal Garden and many fruit trees including two Mango orchards hosting beautiful birds, bees and butterflies are the backdrop for an incredible eco-educational experience and an insight into the concepts of Nature Farming. Here, in the peaceful environment of Village Tigra, sustainable agriculture, resource conservation, and personal growth are combined in a unique way to promote Self-Reliant, Harmonious Living.”
Telling about his Living in Harmony project he details, “Living in Harmony is wholly farmer oriented and an on-farm project dedicated to the promotion of Self-Reliant, Harmonious Living. It is our goal to make an ongoing contribution to the upliftment of mankind and to the stewardship of our planet.”
The farm boasts to be the only one till date certified farm in the region of Bareilly district.
Contact details available at : www.godsonorganicfarm.com
- Farms2families was started by Vishwas Gupta around four years back in 2016. Sharing more about his dream farm2families owner Vishwas shares, “We give a piece of agricultural land on rent; in which we grow chemical-free organic vegetables as per to the customer’s choice and taste. This product is delivered at your door-step every 5th day. We also provide customer monitoring system of the farms dedicated to them through our mobile app, to maintain their confidence that we do not use pesticides during harvesting, which is a major cause of cancer and many more deadly diseases. We have modified farming as a mobile game in the real world, which will give you real-time vegetables as a result at your doorstep.”
Working on the vision of a “Healthy nation, wealthy farmer”, Gupta targets at serving more people with organic vegetables in turn increasing his farm’s production.
Contact details available at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farms2families/