The word rurban (rural+urban) refers to a geographic territory or a landscape which possesses the economic characteristics and lifestyles of an Urban area while retaining its essential Rural area features.
Simply put – Rurban blends best of both the worlds. The advantages of urban life combined with the purity of rural living.
The benefits of technological advancements and the virtues of belonging to a community.
Welcome to collective living.
Organo’s essence lies in its community. Everything, just about every asset and every responsibility is shared.
That’s the beauty of it.
While the villas belong to the individuals where the space is private and personal, the rest of the property belongs to the community as a whole. Nobody is ever lonely even if they are alone at times.
Life is full of natural wonders.
Organo believes that emancipation lies in reversing this cycle of ‘taking’ to ‘giving back’ to create a balance.
The Organo paradigm of building communities is also sustainable as it moves from a consumer mindset to a producer’s.
In the middle of intense urban development, corporatization and fast-paced lifestyle, comes a new way of life.
A life we’ve long forgotten. A life that connects past with the present.
A life that is vital not just for our future but for the future of the Earth and humanity in general. Presenting Organo – for the passionate and the conscious.
It has taken several years of research, development, trials and dead ends for Team Organo to make a breakthrough and arrive at the seven cycles.
Each cycle has its own sustainable aspects; all the cycles are interlinked and flow naturally into each other.
The how’ part of food production is most important for us. We use natural methods to produce food.
At the same time we use the waste from the animals and organic waste from the living for farming.
These wastes from the farming are used for the animal fodder. That’s how the cycle is kipten motion.
Indigenous methods of cultivation like companion cropping and permaculture have helped us devise sustainable methods of food production.
Several time-consuming methods like filling up the top surface with coconut fiber to facilitate water absorption and retention for the arid soil have helped us rise above natural limitations and emerge triumphant in food production.
We conserve and recycle water and at the same time utilise the natural resources like rainwater and aquifers.
The aquifers collect the rainwater and then we use that throughout the year for farming and living.
The aquifers are recharged with rainwater through different strategies such as deep aquifer recharge borewells, and bore chargers (hyperlink this to this webpage: http://www.borecharger.com
Through borewells, an equivalent amount of water is used for farming and domestic consumption the living. The main source of water is rain water and ground water.
Organo harnesses solar power.
Sun is the natural resource for this energy. Solar energy is being produced and shared between these residences so that any variation in the energy supply versus demand will be taken care of by the solar panels.
The villas produce around 700 KW of solar power. The solar panel is connected to all the appliances.
Within the community, all villas are connected through a micro-grid. Energy sharing happens within this micro-grid. Whenever, there is excess power in this internal grid, it is exported to the Main Government Grid.
The villas produce around 600 KW of solar power feeding all electrical appliances and loads. The energy requirement was carefully calculated according to each appliance and arrived at 6 KW per villa which requires 600 sft. space on every roof.
There is also a Biogas plant produces around 200 cum of biogas per day (at full capacity)by treating and converting kitchen waste and cow dung generated within the community. The sludge from the biogas plant is used as a fertilizer for crops.
Another aspect is the soil. For farming, permaculture method was implemented in which different crops, plants and trees are cultivated together so that they complement each other in terms of water usage and nutrition.
Then there is aqua culture, where the fish clean the ponds and the water is used for farming and other purposes.
The smaller pond areas retain certain amount of water, around which medicinal plants are grown.
The villas are arranged around the farmland in such a way that they will always face the farmland.
At the same time, this will facilitate interaction between the residents and the farmers.
A pathway is created where residents will be able to walk and understand how the food is produced.
The wastage in farming is used as fodder for the animals. Dry leaves are used as mulch orin the vermi compost pits and the compost goes back into replenishing soil.
An interesting aspect of farming is that the kitchen garden behind every villa encourages small-scale farming at an individual level.
Besides giving the residents the pleasure of growing their own vegetables, organic farming also provides best nutrition.
Another distinct model of sustainability is the Club House, which happens to be one of India's largest bamboo structures.
The structure – from the columns to the roof frames – was designed and erected meticulously. Besides all day dining restaurant, it also houses multi- functional spaces inside.
This is the space for the residents to share their special recipes, participate in festivals,celebrate special occasions, listen to spiritual discourses etc.
The swimming pool next to it is a bio pond which has aquaculture that cleans the pond naturally.