ABOUT US


Our Mission

• Bring authentic, transparent, dependable, organic food to Bangalore residents.

• Train, educate and employ young men and women who are from villages and from cities and interested in Farming.

• Build a State of the Art farm which combines Eastern and Western methods of deep organic farming practices using zero chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

• Train Bangalore residents and gardeners to do their hobby better and help their dream to do farming come true.

• To create social impact through visits to mapletree farms and give invited talks regarding organic farming.


The Farmer's Pledge

WE PLEDGE THAT IN OUR FARMING, PROCESSING, AND MARKETING WE WILL:

• Build and maintain healthy soils by applying farming practices that include rotating crops annually, using compost, cover crops, green manures, and reducing tillage.

• Serve the health of soil, people and nature by rejecting the use of synthetic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers.

• Reject the use of GMOs, chemically treated seeds, synthetic toxic materials, irradiation, and sewage sludge in our farming, and all synthetic substances in post-harvest handling.

• Treat livestock humanely by providing pasture for ruminants, access to outdoors and fresh air for all livestock, banning cruel alterations, and using no hormones, GMOs or antibiotics in feed.

• Support agricultural markets and infrastructures that enable small farms to thrive.

• Conserve natural resources including the atmosphere and climate, by reducing erosion and pollution of air, soil and water through responsible farming practices.

• Maximize the nutritional value of food and feed by practicing careful post-harvest handling.

• Practice minimal processing for all food products to preserve the natural nutritional value of food: NO use of irradiation, ultra-pasteurization, excessive heat, synthetic preservatives, or GMO processing agents or additives and include all ingredients on labels.

• Ensure food safety by using potable water for washing crops.

• Reduce the ecological footprint of farms and homes by limiting energy use and converting to renewable sources of energy.

• Reduce food miles by selling produce locally and regionally.

• Create beneficial habitat for wildlife and encourage biodiversity.

• Help preserve farmland.

• Share and develop farming skills and know-how.

• Use ethical business practices.

• Pay a living wage to all farm workers and acknowledge their freedom of association and their right to collective bargaining.

• Treat family members and farm workers with respect, and ensure their safety on the farm.

• Work in cooperation with other farmers and with the neighboring community to create a more sustainable way of life.

• Encourage the distribution of unsold but edible food to people who need it.

• Sustain the land in healthy condition for future generations.