Ainthinai - Back to our Roots IX : Organicville volunteering on 29th Nov




Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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!





[Wikipedia]

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.[5]: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.[6] 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!

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