1) Donation for sustainable community and 2) Healing Foods of Vaidyagrama PDF
HEALING FOODS OF VAIDYAGRAMA
Vaidyagrama is releasing a cookbook featuring all the recipes which patients from all over the world have enjoyed as a part of their healing journey and meant to inspire anyone looking to embrace a healthy wholesome Ayurveda diet.
During Satsang and consultations, we often hear our Vaidyas’ say to patients “Medicine is Food and Food is Medicine” at Vaidyagrama. Simple sattvic meals are freshly prepared (in yellow flame using biomass briquets) and served hot to the patients three times a day. The recipe book contains 40 recipes from our Vaidyagrama kitchen, which one can easily prepare in our homes and continue to stay healthy
Organic farming – present status
At Vaidyagrama, presently we are growing in-house about 50% of vegetables used for cooking and the remaining are purchased from markets. We cultivate, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, Ridge gourd, bottle gourd, snake gourd, cucumber, okra, tomato, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, mint, spinach, yam, drumstick, brinjal, string beans, cluster beans, flat beans, banana, papaya, etc. But some of the vegetables like Carrot, Beetroot, onion etc cannot be grown easily in our land and hence we need greenhouse farming to grow these vegetables.
Organic farming – the goal
We aim to cultivate organic vegetables round the year so that in the coming years we can become 100% sustainable in our food needs. We have identified 2 acres of land opposite our Vaidyagrama land. Together with green house farming using our inhouse biofertilizers and bio pesticides, we aim to be self-sufficient in our food needs at Vaidyagrama for 200 persons including staff and patients living in the campus.
We seek your wholehearted participation in this project and believe it is possible in raising a goal of USD 25000/- by offering our cookbook on donation basis. The amount thus raised will help us in our food sustainability.
The funds raised thus will be utilised in sustainable organic farming, and the expenses envisaged are as below.