Learn About Permaculture and Have Fun

Groundswell News Journal
Issue No. 62:July 13, 2020

By Jeeban Bastola, Founder Amrit Kunja Organic Permaculture Farm/Farm Stay Nepal
Amrit Kunja Organic Permaculture farm was started in 1987 by my parents and
was the exemplary organic Permaculture of its kind in the Western Development Region, Nepal. Overall, there are over 500 species of plants which have been deemed
useful to humans and animals. We grow and harvest many different organic fruits,
vegetables, herbs, and spices. Farm Stay Nepal was started in 2001 and we have welcomed volunteers for 20 years from over 35 different countries around the world. As my family continues our work on the farm we maintain our traditional Nepali lifestyle. Our farm is in a small rural town with many simple pleasures. The farm is a peaceful but secluded place as we are surrounded by natural beauty. Our farm has always been a family farm and has kept traditional facilities. Life is beautifully simple here. It is by no mean a luxurious resort but we continue to welcome volunteers or interested travelers who would like to stay with our family and experience simple Nepali life on an organic permaculture farm. One of the unique aspects of our farm is that we have managed to combine traditional Nepalese farming methods and knowledge with new and experimental approaches. Although we
are first and foremost a fully functioning and producing organic permaculture farm,
we are also a center for growth, personal development, learning, shearing, and expe-
riencing a new way of life. 

We warmly open our gates and hearts to all travelers, students, and volunteers who would like to learn about authentic organic permaculture farming, the identification and use of medicinal and other edible plants, Nepalese language and culture, as well as the best Nepalese organic food. You are always most welcome here. Home is where the heart is.
Wondering what to do when you will be at Amrit Kunja? Dont worry there are numerous activities to keep yourself busy.
• Catching fish
• Cutting grass for farm animals
• Feeding farm animals and chickens
• Planting fruits/vegetables/medicinal
• Collecting honey
• Harvesting organic fruits/vegetables
• Harvesting organic black pepper
• Learning Nepali language
• Short Trekking
• Meditation and Yoga