“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
The Farm is a space where one can feel in touch with nature, even in the heart of the city – a blossoming refuge for flora and fauna alike, steadfast in its defiance of the ever encroaching metropolis.
Since 2010, we have worked hard to turn this forested patch into a refurbished home for numerous species of animals, birds and insects, which had long abandoned the area in the wake of increased human intrusion and a dwindling habitat. Apart from measures to stem soil erosion on the hillside, we have dotted the landscape with water bodies to harvest rainwater and to serve as watering holes for the animals.
Over a thousand trees call the Farm home today, with new saplings joining them every year. Butterflies dance across and within the green canopy in their scores, to choruses of vibrant birdcalls that carry through the forest. A few huts and rudimentary structures – all made by hand – are the only signs of human presence.
All construction material has either been donated or salvaged from scrap, all planting, digging and landscaping has been done with help from volunteers and all motivation has been sourced from grit, passion and a genuine love of the wild.
What was once a neglected piece of fallow land on the outskirts of the city is now a veritable oasis; our very own green zone – unspoiled, untouched and undisturbed – attracting a vast variety of animals and birds to return to their natural habitat in the region.