Last Saturday 90 volunteers spent a wonderful morning in freshly ploughed and manured fields planting organic paddy – 3 hours of fresh morning air in peaceful surroundings at the city outskirts at Camp Road near Tambaram where we completed planting 3 fields. We planted native variety of paddy in which nature’s nutrients unspoiled by pesticides can be appreciated.
Join the Ainthinai Ctc ongoing Back to our Roots series in the upcoming weekends for a wonderful morning at the farm!
Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony
Since 1990 the market for organic food and other products has grown rapidly, reaching $63 billion worldwide in 2012.:25 This demand has driven a similar increase in organically managed farmland which has grown over the years 2001-2011 at a compounding rate of 8.9% per annum. As of 2011, approximately 37,000,000 hectares (91,000,000 acres) worldwide were farmed organically, representing approximately 0.9 percent of total world farmland (2009)
Go Green, Go Ainthinai!