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TZM All India Meet April 2013 (Bajwada, MP)

posted Feb 6, 2013, 9:05 AM by Rishi Gangoly   [ updated Mar 7, 2013, 8:51 AM by mahima bedi-lobo ]


19th to 21st April 2013

Transport to Bajwada

  • Nearest train station is Harda (via Khandwa or via Itarsi)
  • Train journey from Mumbai to Harda is about 11 hours.

  • Taxi from Harda up to farm may need advance booking and costs Rs.500/-.
  • Rickshaw from Harda up to farm may need advance booking and costs Rs.350/-.

  • From Harda, the nearest bigger well-known village is Nemawar.
  • Public buses are available from Harda to Nemawar.

  • Nemawar is 130 kms by bus from Indore (Navlakha)
  • Nemawar is 140 kms by bus from Bhopal (ISBT Depot, stop near Sanchi Dairy).

  • The farm at Bajwada is about 5 kms from Nemawar.
  • There are no hotels either in Nemawar or at Bajwada.
  • Contact farm, preferably when you leave from Harda, for pick-up (24x7).
  • The pick-up will meet you at Nemawar tea-stall, opposite temple.
  • Farm contact numbers are 9826054388 and 9329570960.
  • A walk from Nemawar to the farm takes about 30-50 minutes.

  • The nearest airports are Indore and Bhopal
  • Taxi from Indore or Bhopal to farm costs Rs.2,100-Rs.2,500.
  • Taxi journey time from Indore or Bhopal to the farm is 3-4 hours.
  • Taxi from Itarsi station up to the farm costs about Rs.1,700/-

Stay & Food and Costs

Facilities on the farm are basic, but comfortable.

Rs. 200 for individual per day.

Rs. 100 for individual who cannot afford 200 per day.
Rs. 0 for people who find it difficult economically and only can afford the travel costs.


Couples with children are likely to make this learning and sharing process even more interesting.


Day 1. Natueco Farming

  • Introduction of the participants
  • Establishing the objectives of this training, general discipline around the campus
  • An educational walk around the farm covering:
  • Different Methods of farming and its present concerns
  • What is Natueco farming Eco system and it’s importance
  • Tea Break
  • Understanding how human intervention helps in enriching, enhancing the plant/tree, eco system and symbiotically increasing the prosperity for the farmers.
  • Lunch
  • Amrut Jal
  • Soaking of the biomass in Amrut Jal.
  • Tea Break
  • How to make a marginal farmer prosper.
  • Concept sharing of two models i.e. Ganga Ma Mandal and -Ten Guntha model.
  • Session Ends

Day 2. Amrit Mitti

Preparation of Amrit Mitti
  • Practical collection of biomass & segregating them.
  • Preparing Amrut  Mitti (with explaining about the contents and its science)
  • Chopping biomass
  • Soaking the biomass
  • Preparation of heaps of   3'x10'x1'
  • Broadcasting of Six types of seeds
  • Taking care of Heap
Tea Break
  • Preparation of Amrut Mitti Continued..
  • Pruning
Different pruning methods and practices to be adopted on
  • Long life trees
  • Middle life plants
  • Short term life plants
Tea Break
  • Study of Roots
    • Finding the position of roots
    • Selecting active feeder roots zone
    • Providing nutrition to feeder roots, Pruning of roots
    • Treatment to the roots with Ash and Amrut Jal
Session Ends
  • Video on Natueco farm from Malegaon

Day 3 Ganga Ma Mandal and Ten Guntha

Introduce about the GANGAMA MANDAL
  • Principles of Permaculture
  • Aim and object of Ganga Maa Mandal Preparation of  Ganga Maa Mandal in field
Tea Break
  • Natural Resource Mapping

Concept of 10 Guntha Model which makes a marginal farmer’s family self reliant and prosper.

How a marginal family’s meet out their needs through developing 10 Guntha model.

Small nursery- a marginal farmers big enterprise
  • Understanding forest with short, medium and long life plants
  • Quality planting material needed for horticulture and other agriculture use
  • Ways of organising nurseries
  • Use of high Humidity Chamber in a nursery
  • Cost Vs. returns of a high humidity chamber based small nursery
  • Seed treatment and its impact on agriculture
Tea Break
  • Planning your farm (Multi-tire, multi-cropping, and Inter cropping with newly acquired knowledge and skills)
  • Documentation for assessment of training
Session Ends