Earth4Ever Conservation Foundation works with communities of marginal farmers using permaculture principles, enabling them to be self-sufficient by establishing integrated systems that regenerate the ecosystem they live in.
They use a participatory approach to address local challenges of water shortage, depleted topsoils and declining bio-diversity (due to unhealthy farming routines) – in translating healthy farming techniques on their own lands.
They use a participatory approach to support marginal farmers – who face challenges of water shortage, depleted topsoil (sold to brick kilns) and unhealthy farming routines – in translating healthy farming techniques on their own lands.
Since it was established in 2019, it has:
* Set up a one-acre Permaculture Demonstration Farm where it demonstrates Permaculture principles in action and conducts hands-on workshops;
* Trained 15 women farmers (across 6 villages) to become key-point farmers and establish their own Permaculture Kitchen Gardens, amid the COVID crisis, with a focus on growing bio-diverse nutritious food while restoring the ecology of their regions;
* Facilitated their setup of the key-point gardens in their backyards, providing a demonstration for their village and inspiring many more women to join. Currently the total outreach is 61 women across 14 villages.