Training  Schedule


 

The 'Living with Nature' training is conducted at the farm in the batches of minimum of five persons. For further information, please email at grewals@indianorganic.com. The training schedule is as below.


Day-1   

Arrive – latest by 2pm.

Rest of the day spent in orientation trip of the farm and settling in.

Evening – Attend the Agnihotra.  

Day 2 

Morning Agnihotra

7.30 am to 8.30am – Talk on the relevance and importance of Agni hotra – handing out of Agnihotra mantra

0830 – 0900 – Tea

0900 – 1100 -   Talk -`The relevance of Organic Farming’ – this would include Natural Resource Optimization, Economics of Organic Agriculture, Relevance of Soil Health and the implications to Human Health.

1100-1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300- 1500- Visit to various orchards and crops currently growing on the farm with a view to observe plant health, productivity etc. Introduction to the  economic benefits of growing fruit trees with ground crops as well as to the placement  of wind breaks and the selection of species that produce fuel and fodder.

1500 – 1700- Familiarization with Composting Techniques and surpluses used in composting. Introduction to Bio Dynamic preparations and  Farming.

1700- 1800 – Question answer session and tea

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 3 

Morning Agnihotra  

Whole day is devoted to the preparation for making Bio dynamic compost

Pre-lunch session - Collection and preparation of greeen matter

0830 - 0900 - Tea

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1700 – Collection and preparation of dry matter

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 4

Morning Agnihotra  

Whole day instruction and participation of preparation of Bio Dynamic compost.

0830-0900- Tea

1100-1200 -  Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 5

Morning Agnihotra

Whole day devoted to independent preparation of Bio Dynamic compost heaps

0830-0900- Tea

1100-1200 -  Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 6 

Morning Agnihotra

0730 – 0830 – Inspection and rectification of Compost Heaps  

0830 – 0930 – Tea

0930 -  1100 – Economics of Bio Dynamic Compost Heaps

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1400 – Introduction to Bio Dynamic Preparations 500 and 501

1400 – 1600 – Introduction to Bio Dynamic Planting Calendar

1600 – 1700 -  Familiarization with the production and use of Organic Pesticides

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra  

Day 7 

Morning Agnihotra  

0730 – 0830 – Introduction to Vermi Composting  

0830 – 0930 – Tea

0930 – 1100 – Inoculating cow dung heap with worms

1100 -  1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1600  - Harvesting, Sieving and Bagging of Vermi Compost

1600 – 1700  -  Preparation of liquid manures made from Bio Dynamic Compost and Vermi Compost

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 8 

Morning Agnihotra  

Free Day

Evening Agnihotra  

 

Day 9

Morning Agnihotra  

0730 – 0830 – Introduction to Vermi Composting  

0830 – 0930 – Tea

0930 – 1100 – Inoculating cow dung heap with worms

1100 -  1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1600  - Harvesting, Sieving and Bagging of Vermi Compost

1600 – 1700  -  Preparation of liquid manures made from Bio Dynamic Compost and Vermi Compost

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra  

 

Day 10 

Morning Agnihotra  

0730 – 0830 – Demonstration of the alignment of drip irrigation system

0830 – 0930 – Tea

0930 -  1100 -  Demonstration of demarcation techniques for laterals

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1700 – Hands on preparation of drip beds

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 11

Morning Agnihotra  

0730 – 0830 – Demonstration of Planting techniques for Drip Irrigation

0830 – 0930 – Tea

0930 – 1100 – Demonstration of Manure application for Drip Systems

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1300 – 1500 – Hands on preparation and  application of liquid manure

1500 –1700 – Hands on preparation and application of pesticides

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 12

Morning Agnihotra  

0730 – 0830 – Discussion on wasteful practices in current agronomy practices – burning of cow dung, removal of weeds etc., and their appropriate use.

0830 – 0930 – Tea

Rest of the day is devoted to  hands on practice in planting of Drip System beds [to the extent possible, both direct seeding and transplanting of seedlings]

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 13

Morning Agnihotra  

Half Hour sessions by each participant on the insights gained

0830 – 0930 – Tea

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

 

Day 14

Morning Agnihotra  

The whole day devoted to wrap up session and distribution of relevant agricultural material.

0830 – 0930 – Tea

1100 –1200 – Lunch

1200 –1300 – Free to do personal chores

1700 –1800 – Question and answer session and tea.

Evening Agnihotra

Farewell Dinner.  

 

Day 15 

Morning Agnihotra  

0830 – 0930 – Tea

Farewell !

 

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