Project Mission:

  • To collect, preserve, multiply and propagate our native bio diversified seed varieties among farmers and home gardeners.
  • To bring back and popularize our native vegetables and crops varieties to local markets which are at present filled with hybrids and GMO.
  • To create awareness about low cost, natural, healthy, alternative buildings built using locally available building materials from natural sources.

“Like there is a temple in every village today, having a seed bank for native seeds is a necessity today to regain our Seed Sovereignty and our Cultural Heritage.”

About the project:

The community seed bank’s proposed built-up area is 950sq ft and will be made from 100% natural building materials. Indigenous seed storage methods and techniques will be used for preservation. It is to be constructed in an acre of organic farm land which is dedicated for cultivating and production of open pollinated native vegetable and crops.

 

  • Project built Area: 950 sq ft
  • Project Duration: 120 days
  • Estimated Cost: INR 6,00,000/-

NOTE: Initial project design plan was for 482 sqft with project estimate cost of Rs.4,00,000/-

Who is building it for us?
Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes a natural building awareness group have free-willed and designed 950 sqft structure for preserving native seeds.

Community Seed Bank for Native Seeds

Community Seed Bank for native (Heirloom) seeds பாரம்பரிய முறைப்படி கட்டப்படும் மரபு விதை பண்ணைThis is our new proposed Community Seed Bank project to preserve and propagate native vegetable seeds of India.. Create awareness about native seeds and rich biodiversity of India to students, farmers and consumers.This would be a100% Natural Green Building 🙂. Built using locally available building materials. It has taken us a considerable time to find the local mazon and craftsmen who have expertises on mud/cob buildings. We will be using traditional methods and techniques to preserve seeds and prevent it from spoilage. We are very much excited to work on this project. We would like to take this moment to thank Thannal Hand Sculpted Homes Mr. Biju Bhaskar and his team for helping us with the building design and construction and bring our dream into reality.Thank you all for your support and constructive comments. We welcome everyone who are interested in this project and willing put their hands in this mud/cob building construction.#nativeseedbank#communityseedbank#mudhomes#cobhomes#heirloomseeds

Posted by Rangamalai Organic Farms – Manvasanai on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Would you love to volunteer?
We have volunteers from Thannal helping us in this projects. We also welcome volunteers who love to dirty their hands in constructing this community seed bank project and thereby learn Natural Building Construction, Natural Farming and Miyawaki tree plantation methodology.

 

You may help us through your funds!
The contribution will cover land preparation expenses, building materials, seed storage pods, solar panels, tree saplings, labor wages etc. A detailed expense report will be emailed for your reference.

 

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