ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE USING VERTICAL BAG METHOD

Seed Savers Network believes in ecological agriculture which ensures healthy farming and healthy food. We work to protect the soil, water and the climate. We achieve this by training our farmers on use of farm inputs which does not contaminate the environment. We are a member of Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Association.

For realization of this objective, we have set suitable farming technologies for training farmers and visitors at our demonstration garden. One of the methods is vertical bag farming which has also been very beneficial to our staff

Our Extension Officer attending the garden

during the dry period in supply of vegetables. Vertical bag farming increases water utilization efficiency, Promotes agro-biodiversity conservation by planting together various local vegetables, ideal for steady supply of vegetables to

households, requires less labour, suitable for farming without use of chemicals, can be a component of landscaping in residential areas, utilizes idle and available small space for conversion to kitchen gardens and finally is a suitable farming model for urban farmers.

Through our extension department we train and establish these gardens to urban farmers as a package. Beneficiaries enjoy self-reliance on supply of vegetables for their domestic use and avails the surplus to their neighbors to earn extra income. We enhance the project also by ensuring diverse seed access to urban farming community.

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