To help in the educational uplift of children and economically depressed minority communities.
In the last few years we have open the farming operation in Oregon to help local students from clay high school to learn to grow food, or had concerns about healthy/nutritious food. Our emphasis is to do it with a respect for creating a robust and healthy environmental balance. This farming project is designed for local participants who appreciate the wholesome natural ways to grow vegetables of different kind that are healthy, (not commonly available in the groceries ). Asian gourdes of various kind; kadhu, ridge gourde, smooth gourde, bitter melons (Kerala) etc. Gram, pulses, beans of various color/kind along with various types of leafy greens, herbs, spices and a host of different unique other vegetables and beans. These assortment of produce have unique nutrition value and healthy role to play in our diet. This understanding of growing from seed germination to nourishing the plants with good soil, water and sunlight forms the basis of food production. Nurturing the plants to maintain plant health, preventing bugs from destructing so that they produce optimum fruits. Harvesting, processing or cooking, gives each participant a unique culinary opportunity, such training and life skills cannot be achieved any other way. These are the learning experiences that can be applied in very part of adult life and thereupon to the next generation.