With ConservEN, “organic farming” is not simply another project to be carried out in a community; it is an integral part of the entire EduCARE organization and all its programs, providing an opportunity for sustainable living for all interns. That said, OrgFarm interns have the dual task of educating persons internally as well as externally, splitting ones time between visiting each intern house to check on kitchen gardens and organic composting structures, give advice and help where needed, and alternatively spending time in his/her residential community visiting other rural families and sharing farming techniques and organic methods
Currently at ConservEN we have two available farming plots for small-scale cultivation, fruit tree plantations and herb gardens. In addition to these farms, we also have gardens to be maintained at intern houses. Many have been started, and some have yet to be initiated, which is a great opportunity for future interns to start from scratch!
The Organic Farming program focuses on many aspects of small-scale organic farming. Some of these focus areas are: vertical gardening, house/kitchen gardens, herbal and floral cultivation, organic seed creation and storage, mushroom cultivation and organic composting and fertilizer production. The organic farming position consists of a combination of hands- on farm work, research, and community outreach. Our organic farms are designed to generate interest in organic farming in rural and factory-farmed areas, by serving as a functional model of sustainable, healthy, and profitable food production.