In northeast India, there is still little support available for farmers and growers following traditional farming methods, or for those interested in incorporating organic agriculture practices such as composting, mulching, and natural pest control.
For the past 7 years, Fertile Ground has provided encouragement, training and resources to farmers, small-scale tea growers, extension staff, teachers, students and families living in the state of Assam.
Our projects support people to grow healthy food by bringing together some of India's traditional practices with low-cost practices that rely on locally-available materials.
An important part of our work has been to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in outreach activities in towns and villages throughout the state - to share their skills and enthusiasm, and exchange information about the cultures and values of our two countries.
Clockwise from upper left corner: Michelle Hua, Taiwan, Niels vonMeyenfeldt, British Columbia., Megan Lickley , Nova Scotia, Samantha Parlour, Ontario, Sundar Sekarmathi, Tamil Nadu, India, and Hillary Barter, Nova Scotia
Many thanks to the great group of volunteers who have traveled to Assam to work with us !
“I found my experience in Ambikapur to be incredibly eye-opening. I had an amazing time there, and found the work to be very fulfilling.
I'm so grateful for having the opportunity to participate with this project. I'm not overstating it when I say this trip to India has changed the direction I'm taking in my life and the work I want to do.”
GREAT NEWS! Strathcona Sunrise Rotary has just launched a new partnership with Aeroplan's Beyond Miles program - and will be be donating all Aeroplan Miles collected during the month of October to Fertile Ground!
To donate YOUR Aeroplan Miles and support our upcoming travel to Assam, just click here or on the Aeroplan logo and then log into your Aeroplan account.
Read more about Strathcona Sunrise Rotary's new partnership with Aeroplan's Beyond Miles here.....