With Karnataka in lockdown since April 25 all the way to July, we were pretty stuck on this front and we have to admit we dropped the ball here. However, with renewed vigour we have taken this up again to close the seed community for Balur and reach out to all the folks who had expressed interest in this unique project. To refresh you folks, Balur is the oldest coffee estate in the country and is also the largest only arabica coffee estate in India. This is a unique chance at owning this legacy and what is even more important, preserving it. We are looking for an exclusive set of 46 members who would together own the entire estate of 372 acres. We are really thrilled about this project. Currently, we are having close to a 100 conversations for the first 12 members who would form the seed community. If you have thought of owning a home in the hills then we definitely cannot think of a better blend of life in the hills and modern amenities than Balur Estate. So do reach out. to monitoring the impact to the place. Our efforts have thus paid off with the species richness index going up significantly in the plantation areas. We are extremely proud of this and would love your feedback on the same.
The western ghats have always held a special place in our hearts. After the success of Poomaale Collective, we have floated the idea of Poomaale 2.0, a new collective in the vicinity of Poomaale Estate of a similar size. We have identified a couple of neighboring estates that fit the bill for us and the response to this new collective has also been tremendous. We are almost through with the seed community. So once again, if you didn’t have the bandwidth to take a call on the first one, then do reach out to us now.