Madan Mohan Dev Das
Madan Mohan Dev Das was the HOD of the Agriculture Department of Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), a model farm community situated 108 KM north of Mumbai. Under his guidance GEV has entered the Limca book of records for reviving a 4-acre barren land into a lush vegetable garden in just 2 years using completely natural techniques. GEV has also been listed among the top agro-innovators based on a survey conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Currently he is serving as the Technical Operational Head of Rural Development Dept.
Mr Das holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and pursued his career in the corporate sector for about 3 years before joining the order of Monkhood in 2010. In 2011 he moved to the ecovillage and since then has been involved in the developmental activities there. His active interests include researching in traditional farming techniques and cow based agricultural systems. He is actively involved in conducting various seminars and workshops for students and working professionals. He is also a spiritual-coach who trains seekers looking to integrate spiritual values in their daily life.
- Amongst the Top 10 farmers of India to be honoured by Dharti Mitra Conclave 2017 organized by Organic India in the Organic World Congress 2017.
- 1500 farmers receiving regular guidance in Organic Farming and PGS certification.
- Compiler of the books, ‘Pest and Disease Management’ and ‘Soil Health improvement’, published under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana of Central Government. The book is a manual for farming techniques benefitting 90,000 farmers.
Presented by – Madan Mohan Dev Das
Date: 8th to 9th Sept 2018
Location: Govardhan Ecovillage, P.O. Box Hamrapur, Tal: Wada, Dist: Palghar
Contact: 8291957160; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check In 8th Sept
Check out 9th Sept
AC Room – charges Rs. 5000 per head
Non-AC Room Common toilet / bath – Rs. 4000 per head
Registration will close on 31st Aug 2018.
Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather against it. This involves using techniques to achieve good crop yields without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work with it. Organic farming promotes the use of crop rotations and cover crops. Organic residues and nutrients produced on the farm are recycled back to the soil. Cover crops and composted manure are used to maintain soil organic matter and fertility. Several of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of techniques and combines them with modern scientific knowledge.
8th Sept 2018/Saturday
8.30 a.m – 9.30 a.m – Breakfast
9.30 a.m– 10.30 a.m – Introduction to Organic farming – Why Organic Farming? & Benefits of Organic Farming
10.30 a.m – 11.00 a.m – Different land preparation methods (theory)
11.00 a.m– 12.30 p.m – Practical Session – How to make permanent raise bed system, Different Composting Methods
12.30 p.m – 1.00 p.m – Rest or Swimming
1.00 p.m – 2.00 p.m – Lunch
2.00 p.m – 3.00 p.m – Theory session – pest and disease management, Plant growth promoters
3.00 p.m – 4.30 p.m – Practical- making different organic pesticides, Growth promoters
4.30 p.m – 6.00 p.m – GEV tour – SBT, solid waste management, Vrindavan bio-diversity park
6.00 p.m – 7.00 p.m – Yamuna Aarti, Temple visit (Optional)
7.00 p.m – 8.00 p.m- Dinner
8.00 p.m – 9.00 p.m – Kirtan and video show
9th Sept 2018/Sunday
8.30 a.m – 8.30 a.m – Breakfast
8.30 a.m – 10.00 a.m – Theory – Plantation calendar according to the movement of sun and moon, Vedic rain fall prediction
10.00 a.m – 11.00 a.m – Practical Session- how to calculate rain prediction?
11.00 a.m – 12.30 p.m – Sustainable farming model (SEWA – Model), Case Study – Waste land to best land (entered in Limca book of record)
12.30 p.m – 1.00 p.m – Question and answer
1.00 p.m – 2.00 p.m – Lunch break
2.00 p.m – 3.00 p.m – Theory- importance of cow, how to manage goshala, fodder management
3.00 p.m – 3.30 p.m – Goshala visit
3.30 p.m – 4.00 p.m – Question and Answers, end of session