Organic farming has been one of the key pillars of ISKCON Medchal, Hyderabad. While the modern society grapples with myriad challenges with regards to food quality and safety, India’s age-old wisdom on agricultural practices offers us a solution.
The Vedic system teaches that the food we eat is directly connected with our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Thus, literally meaning ‘you are what you eat’.
Srila Prabhupada (founder-acharya of ISKCON) always emphasized the need for ‘simple living, high thinking’ so that the human society can live a simple life without the painful complexities of the present day and devote their time and energy in serving Lord Krishna thereby leading a happy and peaceful life.
This adage entails the development of self-sustained farming communities. ISKCON Medchal has strived over the years to practically demonstrate this principle for the benefit of all. Extensive farming is carried out in the project using the traditional methods of engaging the bull in the fields and using non-chemical components for growing crops thereby resulting in an organic product.
Today, the community produces several essential edibles in its land such as:
2. Vegetables – Tomato, Cabbage, Brinjal, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Potatoes, Chilies.
3. Fruits – Papaya, Mango, Banana, Guava.
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