The new year has been full of activity. As we move towards our long term plan of self-sustainability, we have taken the first steps to ensure all staples for the staff come from the farm.
The veggie and leafy patches have been designed and we will be starting with the bed-making and planting later this month. We have also started planning for nursery operations for the coming monsoon. We estimate creating almost 20,000 saplings to execute our plans and this process will also start this month. However we need to first identify the planting plan and sourcing the seeds and saplings, both from nurseries and from the farm.
The housing plan for Clusters 3 and 4 are in progress and we will be releasing the map in March. We have also built a nice garage for storing our equipment and vehicles.
With the stream bed registry reaching completion and check dam sites identified, we will be
focussing on two of the streams for earth works this monsoon. We plan to empty the lake water which seems to be taking on a perennial nature by using it for irrigation so that we can further desilt the bed.