Farming Land in Lubhu
There is an area of about 3500 square kilometres near the children’s home, which was bought in 1999. Since 2002 this has been used agriculturally, providing rice, potatoes and vegetables for the children and employees of the children’s home. Poultry, rabbits and goats complete our “farming land”.
Being located only about 300 metres from the children’s home, it offers the boys and girls the chance to learn something about the basics of gardening. They help there every day with different tasks, e.g. weeding and watering, and they can see how plants grow and thrive when looked after properly. They can also help with the care of the animals.
We have managed to go a big step further in the direction of providing “help for self-help” with what we are farming there. We do not have to buy many additional vegetables or eggs for the residents of Shaligram Bal Griha. Sometimes we can even sell the surplus to the villagers of Lubhu, thereby contributing to the maintenance of the children’s home.
Some impressions of our last visit: