Thrust Areas ¬Ľ Haritha Nagari
An urban homestead farming venture in Kochiís corporation area aims at promoting organic
vegetable cultivation so as to produce farm fresh vegetables in terraces to make
each household self sufficient in vegetable production. This also helps to utilise
the recycled household waste efficiently for cultivation of crop through vermi-
The grow bags have been another key attraction for the urban
population. The bags with seedling are ideal for terrace farming
and growing plants in limited space.
- Serve as a horticulture therapy for refreshment and for physical health of the family.
- Access to fresh vegetables free from toxic pesticides.
- Helps to cut down family budget.
The registered beneficiaries
will be provided with 25 potted vegetable seedlings of their choice for
Rs. 3500/- and also provide 25 grow bags for Rs 2500/- within 10Kms from Kakkanad. If the beneficiary is willing to bear the transportation expense the unit will be set up at further distances. Vegetable seedlings are available at VFPCK all round the year. VFPCK official will provide necessary technical guidance during the crop period.
Oyster and milky mushrooms can be cultivated under the humid tropical climate
of Kerala . The highly nutritive and medicinal values of these mushrooms
add value to this crop thus creating high market price for fresh
For promotion of mushroom cultivation, regular training programmes are being arranged by VFPCK. Training kits comprising of spawn , polythene
covers and booklet for starters in mushroom cultivation are also being supplied. Spawn packets of oyster mushroom is available throughout the year and milky mushroom spawn
packets are available during summer season. Mushroom beds and training kits are also available for sale at VFPCK. Read more.
Vegetable Seedling Distribution
Vegetable seedlings of about 15 varieties are available throughout the year viz
Cowpea , Amaranthus , Bhindi , Chilli, Tomato, Brinjal, Bitter gourd,
Snake gourd, Ridge gourd, Bottle gourd, Cucumber , Pumpkin, Ash gourd.
Cool season vegetable seedlings of cabbage, Cauliflower etc are
available during October - November. Please visit our resource section
for price details and availability of seedlings.Read more ...
For more details contact : 0484 -2881333