Sustainable lifestyles begin from getting creative with our environments and striving to form a
relationship within its ecosystem.
The Kandhamal District is a beautiful region of mountains and forests. Here, live the indigenous
tribal community, the Sikiri. They have traditionally worked with this environment, largely
depending on minor forest produce and subsistence agriculture.
However, years of industrialisation and modernisation have jeopardised their socio-cultural
relationship with this land.
Rainfall variability, resource depletion and restrictions on traditional resource use have led to
marginalisation and increased vulnerability.
As the environment collapses, so do their socio-economic and mental wellbeing. The tribals are
being pushed to move from their homes and take on urban manual jobs to survive the system.
The youth are not able to pursue their educational aspirations. The physical and mental well
being of the community, especially the women, is vulnerable and poor.
Here, i am vinoba nathan from odisha. Well it's very simple i am living in a village in kandhamal.. i am try to bring my idea in farming by building a model farm with permaculture principles. At present I am building a sustainable house and a water tank using a local material. There i live and develope the land. I need to fix solar panels for electricity, and a dug well for water.(not yet completes) The model farm will help in promoting efficient near by farmers growth, providing and guiding with knowledge about sustainable agriculture and self-sufficient livinghood. Therefore, farmers will get a visual idea by observing the a farm closely or even a chance to get inspired. Importance of developing a sustainable farm is, they can understand the value of growing their own food and they understand about the seed saving and showing them how important of having a medicinal plant garden and the farm will give an young people to start up their own farm! and we can slowly stop the migration to other state as a daily labour. I am an individual and i don't belongs to any concern....
WHAT IS OUR IDEA?
A model permaculture farm and workspace!
1. Enthusiastic youth and women who have been identified in the community will be
provided with a workspace and mentorship to train in design, permaculture, making
furniture with the Lantana Camara Weed and entrepreneurship skills.
2. Provide a support group and think tank for the community to create innovative
relationships with their environment.
3. To restore the arable and forest lands, where the weed has been removed, through
4. Form a workspace that is sustainable and can continue to absorb the skills of those
trained within to create outreach programmes across the region.
We believe this could be the crucial first step towards a holistic relationship with the
environment. The Sikiri tribal community will work alongwith environmentalists, artists,
designers, entrepreneurs, and you.This dream is not far from becoming
YOU can be a part of the reviving the Kandhamal forests and helping the Sikiri tribal
community flourish. Your contributions will help me initially:
1. Create a small house with locally available material and a rain water storage tank.
2. Invite and host experts in our workshop to provide world-class training in design,
permaculture, and entrepreneurship skills.
What will you get by helping us achieve our fundraising goal?
1. An ongoing relationship with the Sikiri family and the Khandhamal farms and forests
2. An opportunity to be more involved in the restoration and afforestation of this region.
THE CONSEQUENCES YOU WILL CREATE
You will enable these poor farmers to climb out of poverty and increase in their incomes. It Will generate a steady flow of employment for youth in remote rural areas. Further, it will also strengthen and breathe new life into the rich biodiversity of the region.
I look forward to providing a new space for community growth.
If you’re inspired by my work and would like to help, i hearty welcome your contributions. Please know that any amount e greatly appreciated.
Here the initially amount i need...
Sustainable house - 75,000.00
(Use mud, cob and earthbag)
Total 75,000. 00