The Earth Trust

Earth Trust works to give tools to tribals and villagers to farm their land in a sustainable way, to develop responsibility for Primary Health solutions with traditional answers and to give rural children inspiration, skills & passion for revitalising their communities & land. Email: earthtrust@gmail.com
Apr 24, 2015

GENERAL HEALTH CAMP FOR RURAL VILLAGES IN NILGIRIS

Dr. Ram Explaining general health care
Dr. Ram Explaining general health care

 

The Earth Trust provides and supports a process whereby people learn to improve their personal habits and attitudes and to work responsibly for the improvement of health conditions in the family, community and nation. Every member of the health team shares responsibility in providing health education. 

It aims to help people make use of their own efforts and education in improving their conditions of living, lodging, good nutrition and prevention of diseases.

It is a means of improving the health of the people by employing various methods of scientific procedures to show the most healthy ways of living.

Recently we conducted the Primary Health care training & Income generation training in Kenthala Village & Koderi village.  As a part of the training we have conducted a free general health camp for our trainees at Kenthala village, Coonoor Taluk, The Nilgiris,  on 29th January 2015. The camp was organized by The Earth Trust and The PSG hospitals Coimbatore.

The team members include Dr.Ramakrishnan of PSG hospitals, Dr. Sheila Chandran, Consultant of the Earth trust with support from the health trainers Ms. Meera & Ms. Vaijayanthimala and Ms. Vasantha a volunteer from Coonoor.

Free physical examination along with free Blood sugar, Blood pressure, HB count and Eye sight check up were done.

A power point presentation presented by Dr.Ramakrishnan on

  1. Blood Pressure.
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Anemia

36 beneficiaries including the trainees and our staff were benefitted from this programme. The participants are given an effective awareness of the above diseases and also all of them were discussed with the doctors about their chronic problems and their ongoing treatment.

 

 

  

    

Checking blood presure
Checking blood presure
Introduction about health camp
Introduction about health camp
Eye Sight checking
Eye Sight checking
PPT on blood presure
PPT on blood presure
Discussion about health issues
Discussion about health issues
Jan 23, 2015

Organic Garden Programme In Schools

PUM - Kilkowhatty
PUM - Kilkowhatty

THE EARTH TRUST

ORGANIC GARDEN PROGRAMME IN SCHOOLS

The Organic Garden Program is one of the environmental education programs of Earth trust activities. Gardens are brought to life within the confines of small school backyard using organic farming methods, and show students what great change they can produce in their immediate environment. Primarily the programme was implemented intensively in the selected 2 schools on experimental basis for 3 years, which have shown positive sign and enabled for replication of similar service to 14 other rural Panchayat Union Middle Government schools of Nilgiris.


Through the Organic Garden Program, students learn methods of organic farming without the aid of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, growth promoters, or genetic engineering. They are taught to use more natural alternatives, such as organic fertilizer, composting, soil building in nature’s way, and botanical pesticides.


We are helping these schools to develop their organic gardens with the cooperation of parents, teachers, and Earth Trust education team


Besides providing the organic gardening syllabus, segregation of waste ,organic waste converted to compost, little seeds to get started and maintain the organic garden to provide vegetables for mid day meals scheme. When an organic garden has reached a certain degree of success the message is passed to neighboring schools and parents.

These three months the following schools gardens were cleaned & sown with seeds:

 

  School Name                     Vegetable Seeds               No. of Beds


P.U.M. School, Thenalai           1. Beetroot                          19 beds
                                                  2. Carrot
                                                  3. Fenugreek    
                                                  4. Coriander

P.U.M. School, Sogathorai        1. Beetroot                             6 beds
                                                  2. Carrot
                                                  3. Fenugreek
        
P.U.M. School, Kollimalai          1. Beetroot                            11 beds
                                                  2. Carrot
                                                  3. Fenugreek    
                                                  4. Coriander

PUM School, Kilkowhatty          1. Beetroot                            10 beds
                                                  2. Carrot
                                                  3. Fenugreek
                                                  4. Coriander    
    
PUM School, Attady                  1. Beetroot                              7 beds
                                                   2. Carrot
                                                   3. Fenugreek
                                                   4. Coriander

PUM School, Gurrency              1. Carrot                                 27 beds
                                                   2. Turnip
                                                   3. Radish

PUM School, Adasolai               1. Fenugreek                           19 beds
                                                   2. Coriander

PUM School, Thambatty            1. Radish                                 12 beds
                                                    2. Greens
                                                    3. Carrot
                                                    4. Knokhool

PUM - Attady1
PUM - Attady1
PUM - Attady2
PUM - Attady2
PUM - Thenalai
PUM - Thenalai

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Oct 23, 2014

2 Workshops by Earth Trust Nilgiris on Organic Farming and Organic Herbs

Adathoda Fresh Leaf
Adathoda Fresh Leaf

A). Organic Farming Training For Kota Tribe Women’s Group

In the last three months Earth Trust Provided Primary Health Care Training in Kollimalai village in the Nilgiris.
In continuation of the above programme the trainees were given a one-day training on Organic & Biodynamic Farming and on setting up of a herbal & Kitchen garden.


Date                : 04.08.14
Village             : Kollimalai
Beneficiaries   : 24 ladies
Venue             : Earth Trust Resource Farm, Kollimalai


The training imparted technology on organic farming using low external inputs, local natural resources and principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture.


Sessions:

  • Video show on  Slow poisoning of the planet
  • Overview of Earth Trust Activities
  • Introduction of Organic & Biodynamic Farming
  • Improvement of soil fertility measures through biodynamic compost, vermi compost, Amruth soil, green manure, mulching, mixed crop etc.
  • Setting up an organic kitchen garden
  • Identification & uses of medicinal herbs
  • Input preparation

Practicals:

  • Panchagavya Preparation & Usage
  • Jeevamritham Preparation  & Usage



B)  Training Programme On Value Added Products From Organic Herbs & Vegetables

Date               : 26.08.14
Beneficiaries  : 35 ladies
Venue            : Coonoor

Sessions:

  • Introduction to Earth Trust
  • Importance of herbal plants
  • Briefing on value addition through organic herbs & vegetables


Practical Session:
Adathoda cough syrup preparation
Ingredients:

Local Name                    Quantity        Botanical name
Adathoda fresh leaves     700 gms        Adathoda vasica
Sugar                                      1 kg            -
Agraharam                         10 gms        Spylanthus calva
Alpinia Powder                   10 gms        Alpinia calcarata
Clove                                  10 no.s        Eugenia caryophyllata
Cardamom                            4 gms        Elettaria cardamom
Ghee (Clarified Butter)        50 gms           -


Preparation:  

  • Collect the leaves, wash well and let it dry or wipe dry with clean cloth
  • Chop leaves into fine pieces
  • Stir-fry leaves with clarified butter for a few minutes till all the moisture is gone
  • Add two litres of water
  • Boil until it reduces to one litre
  • Add powdered alpinia, clove and cardamom
  • Remove from fire
  • Stir well and strain the liquid to get a smooth juice
  • Return the juice to the fire, add the sugar and stir well
  • When it reaches a honey-like consistency it is ready. Cool and store in bottle/s


Usage:  Cold and cough, Bronchitis, Asthmatic problems
Dosage: 15ml syrup with 15 ml of water after meals 3times daily

Adathoda Syrup Preparation Class
Adathoda Syrup Preparation Class
Setting Up a Green House
Setting Up a Green House
Talking About Herbal Plants
Talking About Herbal Plants
A Class on Herbal Plants
A Class on Herbal Plants
Introduction to Slow Poisoning of the Planet
Introduction to Slow Poisoning of the Planet

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