It will take a massive effort to restore local ecologies and provide food forests as alternative to chemical farms. One can join our effort by adding their land to this project, or if there is no land, they can help spread the word and act as our local representative.
All our policies, transparency, and value sharing are directed towards a huge collaborative effort.
The food forests can primarily be classified into two types:
A. LOCAL Food forests
Those located in vast plains, and / or closer to large urban centres. These are similar in flora and fauna and vary by a lesser degree across the country. The temperature, humidity, rainfall, altitude etc. profile also have lesser range across the sub-continent.
These food forests can meet bulk of regular annual consumption, and being closer to urban centers i.e large population, the carbon footprint of transporting such foods is much lower. Also, they provide a 'closer to home' opportunity to regularly associate with food forests, for a larger population.
B. Exotic food forests:
These are located in distant forests, higher altitudes like lower and upper himalayas, closer to deserts, western ghats, coasts, river basins or special climatic and geographic conditions areas.
These were known for herbs, spices, flowers and other flora, only found in those conditions, and of immense value to human health. A few of the products from there shall be mass products like Apple, but rest shall be exotic in nature.
These food forests play a vital role not only in our health, but also the health of local ecologies, which in turn is critical to river flows, monsoons, etc. and hence critical for Local Food Forest ecologies.
Hence we see that both Local and Exotic food forests are critical and a huge network of them shall be needed.
ALL forests can have dual nature- they can be Exotic and can also be used for local supplies.
Our effort is to keep increasing the foot print of food forests across the country.
LOCAL Food forest effort:
Our Local Food Forest projects are in Sohagpur , Pipariya (MP) , Kanpur (UP), Chandrapur (Maharashtra).
They have been trying to create food forests there but struggling with models.
Exotic Food forest Efforts