Organo offers an integrated alternative-living experience, where the residents can take part in natural farming and witness the food they eat. They also enjoy collective activities while maintaining their own private space.
Sustainability, biodiversity, harnessing natural resources for a natural way of living are at the driving principles of Organo. Sapthapatha, or the ‘Seven strands of sustainable living’ help us individually focus on sustainable development in each of these distinct areas.
We are responsible for all the stakeholders and environmental concerns equally. It helps us create community development models on triple-bottom-line success(Social, environmental and economic areas) and net-zero thinking. This also led us to create 'Sapthapatha', the seven strands of sustainable development.
Organo's flagship project Naandi's wide recognition offered us motivation and responsibility to design and manifest more Rurban eco-prints. The journey of Organo Naandi gave us valuable lessons and experiences on various aspects of sustainability.
What and Where is this new project of organo? That’s a question trailing in minds of ORGANO’s spirit empathizers and supporters of Rurban living.
Team Organo is currently putting a collective endeavour to manifest a Responsible Leisure Weekend Rurban Community. Details of which will be unveiled soon.
Watch this space for more details.
While Organo is in the process of making our Net Zero thinking a ground reality in Hyderabad at Organo and getting into action in Bengaluru, a group of successful doctors in Nizamabad were echoing our thoughts and set out on a search for the right people who were on the same path.
It’s not by design that their search led them to us, it’s a proof that what the world needs today is more and more people joining forces to build communities that choose Organo way of life.
Team Organo is more than happy to collaborate with this group of doctors to hand hold them on the journey to establish a sustainable community based on the principles of Saptha Patha.
A one-of-a-kind rurban community is being built in the neighbourhood of Nizamabad for the families who aspire to join the life-on-a-slow-track.
Organo’s Naandi works splendidly as your primary residence as well as a weekend farm-house. With the privacy and lifestyle of a plush natural resort, the security of a gated community, the advantage of like-minded people and above all, the unmatched joy of healthy and sustainable living..Explore Naandi
Being from an architecture background, we speak to a lot of people. What we realised is that there are many families living in the city who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Who want to reconnect back with how they have grown or their parents have grown. Who want to live in a more eco-friendly way.
In continuation with our article Farmer Consumer Connect- Humble beginnings, Organo has been working with the farmers in the villages around Organo Antharam project to source safe and witnessed food grown using natural farming methods. This is an attempt to complete the food requirements of the families who are part of the eco-habitats.
According to the data published by the government of India in February 2020, pesticide consumption in our country was more than 40000 metric tonnes. Telangana ranked fourth in the nation-wide list with over 4,900 metric tonnes of chemical pesticide consumption in that year.
Collective farming is an idea where the community, as a whole, grows vegetables and fruits instead of each individual growing on their own. There are many advantages to this type of approach.
01. Collective farming ensures that resources such as water, energy, fertilizer, etc. is used optimally which may not happen otherwise. These resources are shared and utilised more effectively for the betterment of the whole farm.
02. Collective farming provides an opportunity to grow a wide variety of crops in the common farm compared to individual farming where land may be limited and the variety of crops may be less.
03. Collectively farming makes access to experts viable. Since the entire community is carefully nurturing the farm, the cost of expert advice is split equally between everyone involved. In case of individual farming, this becomes very expensive. A bigger farm area with established infrastructure is generally more appealing to experts to spend time and resources to figure out solutions compared to small farmlands.
04. Collective farming is cheaper than individual farming
05. Collective farming is more resilient to unforeseen conditions such as pest or weather.
06. Collective farming is aesthetically more beautiful to look at with farms long and wide without any fences or divisions.
To determine the amount of farmland that must be dedicated to agriculture, a survey is conducted among customers and potential clients to understand their family food needs over the course of a typical week. Based on this feedback and previous experience, output is estimated through extrapolation and agriculture is planned. This does not always guarantee an accurate output of farm produce. It may sometimes be more and sometimes less. Accordingly the farm plan is changed to optimise the farm output for the next harvest.
The entire land is Residential and is registered as a typical residential community. The difference is that, here, the density is around 3 units per acre with the remaining land used for agriculture and afforestation, whereas in the city it may go up to 8 to 10 units per acre with very little land left for anything else.
At Organo Antharam, comprehensive cropping patterns are followed where vegetables and fruits are grown which are suitable for the soil type and seasonal variety. Although forecasting is done keeping pests and weather in mind, a guarantee of farm produce quantity cannot be established as these factors are very dynamic. What can be guaranteed is safe and witnessed food using natural farming methods of food production. We recommend that residents establish productive landscaping to grow vegetables, leafy vegetables and fruits in their personal farming yards so that there is more immunity from unforeseen conditions.
Since farming and animal husbandry is a highly experience and knowledge oriented field, it is recommended that the residents witness these activities. Since these are collectively owned and operated, it is recommended that the residents do not take part in the operations as it may unintentionally affect the activities. The residents are highly encouraged to grow food in their front and backyard to supplement their requirements.