We have a dream!

We have a dream about peaceful life in the farm. About eating carrots pulled right from the earth, getting hands dirty in soil and seeing kids growing along with food forest we planted. And here we are, in our farm: The Paradise.

“All of the problems of the world can be solved in the garden” (Geoff Lawton)

For us, all the modern world challenges stop in the farm. For us, a slow life on our own conditions start in the land, place which we are transforming into self sustainable home. We strive for – food system stability and repairing the hydrologic cycle. Whether you live in the farm, or any other place, anyone can relate to our vision. We believe in an enormous potential in one’s own backyard, rooftop and any urban food growing spaces or in the local communities – simply growing our own food. You see, while planting the first and next seeds, people start taking personal responsibility for their food supply, its quality and where it comes from. And that’s the essence for us.

  • FOOD FOREST

You know, in places like India, with enourmous population, we waste huge amounts of food that ends up in the landfill. The agricultural, food and distribution systems – all those promote excess, and we – the average consumers – till now don’t know how to turn into moderate consumers. Would you imagine how much your own food grown in the garden, rooftop or simply farm gives potential to transform the supply chain of a food system we all know? Simple activities of planting the first seed, watching your first tomato growing, maintaining it and harvesting can shift a paradigm of growing food to local communities. Someone smart once said along the lines, in case of having a herb garden, if you go out in the morning to get your herbs and your feet are wet, change their place and have them handy. What if you have, not only herbs but any type of the fruit that grows in your climate, handy? Would you believe to live in a forest plenty of fruit trees? Waking up and seeing it through your window – tempting, hmm? That’s what we work on continously since May 2020, selecting the plots, designing and planting different types of food trees. You can read more about 5 layer food forest HERE.

  • RAIN WATER HARVESTING POND

Water is an important resource that is used in our daily lives. In Tamil Nadu – Southern state in India where we live, rain forecasts are pretty rare throughout the year. It’s a bit like a desert climate with a kind of two seasons: hot summer and very hot summer. As water availability might be a major issue for the 21st century – so corps, harvest in recent times need to be planned accordingly. By building a rain water harvesting pond, we want to encourage water conservation. We see a multiple usage from those water harvest:

  1. to water crops, gardens, tree saplings
  2. to carry out domestic tasks in the farm
  3. can be used as a source drinking water for livestock (don’t want any chlorinated sources)
  4. can be used to divert heavy rainfall from reaching agricultural lands (protecting crop plants from getting damaged)
  5. we can chang the flow, reduce and redirect the water to where we need the rainwater

Do you harvest rain water for your little (or big) garden?

  • MUD HOUSE
When you land in any Indian city, you actually land in a concrete jungle with houses standing so close to each other that you can check what is your neighbour doing on the other side of the window. This kind of lifestyle was not an option for us, we wanted something more than just a cement shelter. Living in a home with breathable walls – that sounds perfect! The idea clicked and with a blink of an eye, we started a mud house construction – natural materials, no cement. Right now – due to pandemic – construction are a bit slow, but even that will not discourage us to dream big about our own life-long investment. Would you believe that such house inside stay much warmer in winter and much cooler in summers? Nature is amazing, isn’t it? And it’s just at our fingertips.

If you’d like to exchange views or have an interesting topic to talk about, a suggestion for cooperation, or just want to discuss another topic related to the blog – then go ahead send it through: contact@noprobleminindia.com