Wheat is common winter crop in mid India.
Growing natural wheat with trees in undulating land.
Shalini scattered necked wheat seeds and irrigated in Nov. 08. between Guava and Ber trees.
No-Tilling, no-chemical and organic fertilizer is used. No any weed killer and insect killing method adopted.
Growth is looking equally well as conventional best crop of the area.
In the conventional methods of farmers are deep tilling with very heavy tractors using lots of chemicals and organic fertilizers. Spraying herbicides and Hormones.
They are not keeping trees ,bushes and any other vegetation in field.
Every year tones of top soil washed away with rain water by tilling.
And most precious organic matter of land converts in to green house gases and not only escape but creating Global warming.
In this farm organic matter of soil intact and many trees, bushes and all kind of vegetation are present. They not only save carbon but also converts green house gases in to soil.
Natural food, Fruits, vegetables,Fodder, woody fuel are available in abundance.
In conventional way of farming rain water do not absorbed by land due to tilling. Tilled soil become mud in rainy season do not allow rain water to go in the soil. Water flow fast and takes away top soil( organics)
In this Garden fertility and water holding and water absorbing capacity of the soil is increasing. No rain water going out of the land and soil erosion is zero. Water label of under ground is increasing every year.
Growing crops with trees are many advantages. Birds , owl and other animals lives on trees they eat insects ,rats etc.
Any crop in any season with any trees are possible without tilling but do not possible with tilling.Therefore farmers those are tilling land for crops are do not keep trees.
Natural vegetables with trees and bushes in Small drip irrigation system.
In this garden crops are not failing in low sun light but crops do not survive in tilled soil in low sun light due to weakness.
Small amount of sun light is sufficent.
This is Friendly way of growing all in one.
Most of the harmful insects,bacteria and viruses are also present but they do not harm due to ecological balance.
Agriculture scientist are saying that crops are eating soil (nutrients) therefore fertilizers are required.This is wrongdue to wrong way of agriculture fertilizers, micronutrients,hormones are required.
Now a days Govt. of America is promoting No-Till conservation way of farming. It is good for stopping run off and soil erosion but they should stop using harmful chemicals and save biodiversity and stop pollution.
Organic matter is essential for soil but composting of organic matter is useless.
In this garden we return all crop residues to the soil. We do not bring and do not burn or sent out any organic material.
Most of the mid Indian farmers are growing wheat in winter but most of are burning crop residues. Agriculture scientist have no solution of this problem.
Rivers, dames , ponds and water wells are drying in the catchment areas due to tilling
Many many harmful chemical are coming in agriculture. Even baned drugs and chemicals are spraying by farmers as per the advise of scientists. No any govt agency is aware. Everybody eating poisonous food. Cancer and other harmful diseases are increasing
Rain is not coming. There is no water for irrigation and electricity. Farmers are shouting for "water" and electricity.
Fukuoka Farming (Natural Farming) is the only solution.
Friendly way of Farming.
This farming is done by Shalini and Vinita. There is no need of Tractor,Animal power in this way of farming.
Even children can do this Farming.
Wheat, Rape seed, vegetables and trees are in one.
Still we are using small electric pump for irrigation. And purchasing electricity from out side. This is only drawback to solve this problem we are going for un irrigated natural farming. We are also trying some alternative sources of energies as biogas and solar. But not sure about this.
Trees are sucking water from ground in day time and irrigate shade area of tree in night.
Many visitors coming to see Fukuka Farming. Shalini is explaining her way of farming. L is Shalini and R is Gunilla from Sweden
Many Govt. and non-govt. agencies are promoting Organic way of farming in India. This is good but they should stop tilling and save erosion of organics and water.
Peacocks loves natural garden.
NEEM, SUBABUL, LOCAL BABUL, MANGOS, DRUMSTIKS, BLACK BERIES, MULBERIES, GUVAS, WOOD APPLES, BEL FRUITS, CITRUSES, SWEET NEEM, TAMRINDS, UCALIPTUS,AND MANY TREES ARE PRESNT IN THIS GARDEN.