ROSE promotes organic farming and permaculture by using local sustainable crop seeds with organic compost and manure. The fields are ploughed using oxen and a wooden plough. Local farmers are educated in organic practices and the harm that chemical fertilizers and pesticides cause. The organic crops produced are much more beneficial to the health.
ROSE offers a wide variety of activities for anyone interested in learning about organic farming methods. The agricultural work changes from season to season, but there is always work to be done. During the monsoon, volunteers can help the women plant rice in the paddy-fields (June-July). Which although hard work, is extremely enjoyable. During harvest (September-October) visitors are shown how to cut the various crops using only a knife. These crops include rice, wheat, millet, soya, beans and chickpeas to name but a few. The quiet farming months are December, January and February when path maintenance and tree planting takes place if the ground is soft enough. Wheat and rice grains are pounded with a mortar and pestle to make flour for the chapattis eaten at most meals. In the organic garden: onions, chillis, garlic, mustard, greens, beans, radish, peas, spinach, cabbage and many more vegetables are planted. These vegetables are staples in the Indian diet. Creating a better understanding of what goes into the meals offers the visitor a chance for greater appreciation of the food.
In addition to the foods mentioned above another prominent crop in the area is tea. The opportunity to visit a working tea plantation is one that is often of interest to the visitor.
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ROSE Home Stay Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
A Global tourist’s destination —
Travel to Rural India and stay with a home stay host.
It is regulated under the newly launched scheme the Guest Uttarakhand Home Stay Scheme (2015) Registration No-02 / Home Stay, Dated -16-12-2015 by the District Tourism Development Officer Bageshwar (Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board) in the village of Sunargaon of Kanda, District- Bageshwar, State- Uttarakhand, India.
We host tourists all year round who want to experience Rural India in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the foothills of the Himalayas (elevation 1700 meters approx).
We have good connectivity with the rest of India by the railway station at Haldwani (Kathgodam) and regular AC modern buses from Delhi.
Visas cost have been reduced with the introduction of an E.visa (30 DAYS)
To access the hills and the HOME STAY you can either avail yourself to the Host’s own transport or travel by using the unique shared taxis and of course the local buses.
Whilst staying at the HOME STAY you can be involved in the day to day life of the HOST’S family learning about the local Kumauni culture. As the home stay is based in a predominantly farming community, depending on the season the activities can range from planting / harvesting rice and wheat, grass collection for the micro dairy and any other day to day work that a farm does.
The HOST provides meals / Indian cuisine with the farm produce from within the area and is mainly vegetarian by nature.
During your stay here there are other opportunities to increase your knowledge about rural Education by teaching English or learning some Hindi in the local school ROSE Public School Sunargaon, Kanda.
You can absorb the local culture by visiting various sites of local interest in the local village KANDA and the local town Bageshwar.
The HOST MR JEEVAN VERMA can inform you where to see the Culture, Heritage ,History, Environment ,Ecology, Geography, Anthropology, , Biodiversity, of this Unique area .There are also many opportunities to see Minerals extraction (soapstone ) ,Organic farming ,Construction / Carpentry , Jewelry goldsmith craft, Woolen craft, Bamboo craft, Blacksmith craft, Copper craft. Tea plantation
There great opportunities for Film Shooting, Photography, bird watching, walk /trekking in the surrounding area.
Home Stay tourism creates employment for local service providers such as transporters, Home stay family, local shops, restaurants, Agricultural producers, vegetable growers, poultry units, Micro dairy units, craft workers and others.
By staying in the home stay you can make a big difference to people living in hill area .
Home stay charges for room and 3 meal +tea Rs.1500/-per day/night .
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