Bharatiya Vedic Krishi Parampara (BVKP) Farm Movement
Why the BVKP Farm Movement was Started
In traditional Indian agriculture, earth was revered as our mother ‘Bhumata’ and the bountiful cow as ‘Go Mata’. In fact, all of nature was looked upon with reverence. So, traditional Indian agricultural practices were gentle and caring of the earth. Sustainability of both man and nature was thus ensured with each nourishing the other.
The Bharatiya Vedic Krishi Parampara (started in 2011) agricultural project is our attempt to bring back Traditional Indian Agriculture that was based on holistic understanding of the natural processes inherent to life.
BVKP is our endeavour to nurture mother earth or Bhumata. It is also our endeavour at BVKP to protect Go Mata, the nurturing Indian cow, the backbone of Indian economy, soil fertility and our spiritual well-being.
Our Obeisance to Bhumata
Clean water is used to irrigate
Cow-based fertilizers, pesticides and growth stimulants are used
Go Shaala of Indian cows to replenish the earth naturally
How the nourishing Gomata (Indian Cow) enables the Farm to produce food that is pure and natural
The BVKP farm is cow centric, making it completely natural & chemical free.
All the manure used is cow dung.
Pesticides used for the crops are derived from cow urine and herbal extracts.
The cows here are not tethered, or confined to concrete enclosures. They are allowed to graze benignly under the watchful eye of a cowherd, nibble on the medicinal herbs that grow sporadically in the area, bask in the sunlight, and even listen to music. In this modern age, though there are a number of goshalas, in most of these goshalas, the cows are not allowed to graze but are tethered and fed in the shelter itself. Grazing cows are healthier than non-grazing cows, as they have access to nourishing herbs in the farm and they get to exercise their limbs. This makes their milk, manure and related products highly nutritious.
Even the floor cleaning fluids used for the farm’s indoor spaces is derived from distilled cow urine mixed with herbal extracts, a potent formulation that looks crystal clear and is amazingly devoid of odour.
Needless to say the Farm produce is completely organic and highly nutritious
How the Farm creates awareness amongst our children about living in harmony with Nature
As part of BVKP, we conduct workshops and farm visits ( “Parampara BVKP Farm workshop” )for school children at our farm. The programme aims at making young children understand how they get their food, how farmers labour to meet their needs of existence, the importance of Bhumata (Mother Earth) and Gomata (Indian Cow) to human existence and why and how we need to care for them.
What farm produce is available for Sale ?
Desi Cow Milk
Desi Cow Ghee
Desi Cow Manure
Through Vasudha, we offer for sale, produce and products made at the farm such as Organic Rice, Coconut oil and Cow Products (Milk, Ghee, Gobar manure, Panchagavyam, Gomium, Gomium-based cleaning fluids, cow dung cakes, Vibhudhi and Go ark)
How the Farm preserves Bio – Diversity
The Bharatiya Vedic Krishi Parampara Farm in Kayarambedu village is very rich in Floral diversity and is a living repository of Vegetation, both cultivated and wild.
The Farm is unique in the sense that it contains a Natural Forest, a Cultivated Field, Fruit Trees, a Herbal Garden and a Goshala.
It is a self-sustaining Farm as the inputs required for the Farm like manure, fertilizers, pesticides are all prepared at the farm itself from locally available natural resources. It is completely organic.
The Farm is home to both the National Tree - The Banyan and the National Bird -The Peacock. Besides, it has a good share of Fauna such as Deer, Rabbits, Monkeys, Birds existing harmoniously with nature.
Added to this, are a Water Harvesting pit and a Bio-manure pit. The Goshala has over 50 Desi Cows from which the Gobar Manure, Gomium, and the Panchagavyam are prepared and used in the Farm.
The Farm is rich in medicinal plants, for more details on the herbal gardens and medicinal plants please click here "Medicinal Plants and Herbal Garden at the Farm"