Organic Farming: How and Why (created by the students of Adharshila) [w/subtitles]

Uploaded by AdharshilaLearning on 05.12.2010

Organic Farming-A Documentary: Adharshila Learning Centre, Sakad
What is organic farming?
It is that method of farming which was previously used
In this method,chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not used.
Nutrients are produced by the organisms present in the soil, from where plants obtain them.
Through the crop cycle, the productive strength of the soil is maintained.
The nutrients taken from the soil are also fixed back into the soil.
These days many types of chemical crop supplements are in use
such as Urea, Potash, etc.
The use of these fertilizers has damaged the productive strength of our farms
because of which crop production has started to fall.
Using those chemicals has also caused various illnesses
which have become hard to even treat.
To escape these problems, organic farming has become an absolute necessity.
For the last 10 years, the students of Adharshila have farmed
using organic methods on 6 acres of land.
Doing so has brought great changes to the farmland there
such as changes in the softness, fertility and colour of the soil
which can be seen.
Instead of using chemical fertilizers the way we do, it is better to use organic fertilizers.
We can make several organic fertilizers even at home
which do not cost much.
If we want to make our lives better, organic farming is very necessary.
Organic Supplements
Many pesticides and supplements can be made organically
such as 'Jeev Amrut' (Nectar of Life) for which several ingredients are needed:
Water: 200 litres
Fresh Cowdung: 10 kg
Jaggery: 250 gm
Flour: 1 kg
Oil: 1 litre
Cow Urine: 10 litres
are all mixed together with water in a drum
and this mixture is kept aside for 2-3 days.
Then it is ready for use.
Methods of application:
There are many ways to apply these supplements to crops
such as using spray pumps, buckets and other methods.
Application of supplements must be done within a certain time frame.
If there is no impact on the crop
then after a gap of 5-6 days crops should be sprayed again.
Distance from crops:
a certain distance is to be maintained when applying supplements to crops and vegetables.
For example: Pumpkin-7-8 feet
Bottle Gourd (Louki): 5 feet
Stuffed Sponge Gourd (Gilki): 5 feet
Eggplant & Tomatoes: 2.5-3 feet
Radish: 2 feet, Cauliflower: 2 to 2.5 feet
Onions & Garlic: 3-4 inches
This film was made by the Super 5 team
and was made by 5 children:
Prakash, Sarang, Pushpendra, Kalsingh and Lelsingh
Our Slogan: Save the farms, Farm Organically!