Experimental Organic Cultivation Station
Using the ancient wisdom of vrikshyurveda (meaning “ayurveda for the trees”) derived from a Sanskrit text describing the science of ancient agricultural practices, Wild Mahseer actively promotes organic cultivation and is a flourishing biodiversity hub.
We encourage our guests to venture outside their impeccably kept compounds and explore every inch of our property. Meander along pathways bordered by tall grasses, orchids and other multi-hued wild flowers; wander in the sunlight filtering through sub tropical forest and weave amongst the towering trees; catch hints of warm misty aromas emanating from herbal and medicinal plants; discover where our fruit trees and organic vegetable gardens grow; visit our lake, home to ducks and geese, and meet our own small herd of dairy cows that provides us with a constant supply of milk from which we also make our own yogurt.
A stroll around our property is nothing less than a sensory delight.
However, to enjoy the ultimate ecological experience and find out more about what we do, join a free tour of the Experimental Organic Cultivation Station and Naturenomics™ Sustainability Park established by our NGO partner Balipara Tract & Frontier Foundation, both of which are located on our 22 acre property.
Working closely with our partner organisation we have planted over 3,000 trees across a multitude of varieties, including 30 indigenous varieties; 21 varieties of medicinal and aromatic trees and plants including neem, mustard and fenugreek; a wide range of cane, bamboo, broom, reeds, creepers and orchids; ornamental flower species like bougainvillea, azaleas, dahlias, petunias, snapdragons and roses; local varieties of fruit trees like pomegranate, pomelo, papaya and starfruit; seasonal vegetables including radish, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, naga chillies, local varieties of chillies, carrots, capsicum and in winter brinjal and french beans; rice; and honey. All are organically grown on our property and are a source of great pride.
Our lake is also stocked with 300 fishes of different local species that include rohu, mirgal, katla and grass carp.
During the tour guests visit our mini-agricultural museum where a selection of locally handmade farming and fishing equipment is displayed; view our seedling nursery; see first hand how organic pesticides and vermicompost are produced; and learn how we are introducing the natural approach to wastewater management and production of bio gas fuel to a group of local famers from which they are already reaping the benefits.
The following components of organic cultivation will be explained:
- Organic and vrikshyurveda agricultural practices
- Organic bio pesticide formulations and usage
- Vermicomposting and mud/open composting
- Wastewater management
- Solar power lighting and cooking
- Bio gas as an alternative fuel source
- Apiary management
- Poultry breeding
- Dairy farming
- Jungle, medicinal and aromatic plant management