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Stories from Ikaki Bagh

Welcome to the Ikaki Bagh blog. We’ll be featuring news articles, guest stories, and information relating to the project.

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Charly and Anna: A Volunteers’ Story

Article highlights Charly and Anna recently spent two weeks working at Ikaki Bagh. This is their story. They volunteered as part of WWOOF, “a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and...

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Tall Grasses of Ikaki Bagh

Key points A variety of tall grasses grow in the semi-arid region around Ikaki Bagh These grasses can play a vital role in checking soil erosion and ecological restoration Tall grasses have important traditional uses ranging from thatching to use in medicines Visitors...

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Sir Albert Howard & Composting at Ikaki Bagh

This article discusses: Sir Albert Howard is widely described as the ‘father’ of the modern organic movement, as understood in the West Howard promoted the ‘Indore Composting Method’, based on his time living in India studying local composting methods Ikaki Bagh is...

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Volunteering at Ikaki Bagh

Volunteering at Ikaki Bagh There are lots of reasons people like volunteer work overseas. A 25 strong volunteer from the US based Color My World achieved great results at the local Primary School earlier this year. Ikaki Bagh offers a variety of volunteer placements...

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Working With our Local School

Key pointsA key part of the Ikaki Bagh organic farm model is a working, sustainable relationship with the local school and villageThe local school is the ‘Government Upper Primary Middle School, Jhinjha’. Its development is essential to the...

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Marwari Horses

Meet Noori, Titly and Toofan - the pride of Ikaki BaghThe Marwari Horse is distinctive to the culture and history of Rajasthan.Three Marwari horses live at Ikaki Bagh. They are beautiful symbols of the goals of the farm and the larger commitment...

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An Update on Ikaki Bagh

5 years ago, Jaideo Rathore developed a dream to convert his small, traditional farm to a model organic farm. The popularity of organic produce is growing rapidly in India. Converting local farms to organic could alleviate severe social disadvantage in...

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Growing Mustard at Ikaki Bagh

This article discusses: Mustard is one of the most important cash crops grown in India and is the country’s largest producer. Ikaki Bagh grows mustard as part of its conversion to a model organic farm. Local harvesting, production of...

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Making a charpoy

The charpoy bed is a traditional daybed. It is a common sight throughout India, particularly in rural areas. Making a charpoy requires exceptional skills in traditional rope weaving and carpentry. These skills are under threat in the face of the...

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