Protecting heirloom and endangered species of seeds from across the globe, Hariyalee Seeds and its founder Dr Prabhakar Rao, are making a difference of the green kind.
Well known for the wonderful hands-on farm experience he organises on his patch of green heaven, Aditi Farms, Dr Prabhakar Rao (also a noted architect) knows all there is to about chemical-free and sustainable agriculture. So it is no surprise that Hariyalee Seeds is your go-to place for all things organic. As well as Vedic, seeing as he follows, and teaches this form of organic and eco-friendly farming.
Apart from your fill of regular seeds, you can buy brinjal (11 kinds of them!), tomatoes (a whopping 28 varieties) and herbs. Or you can even fill your garden with more exotic stuff like cinnamon, lime or liquorice basil, Tuleo strawberry corn and golden quinoa. We had to Google some of these things! We love that while they have exotic varieties, what's cool is that they have indigenous (and better-tasting) variants as well. Apart from going and picking them up at the farm, you can order them online.
By now we’re assuming you want to really get your own hands dirty. Not to worry, just sign-up to a session on Aditi Farms, and get down and dirty. Apart from learning the difference between organic and natural farming, when there, you’ll even start to differentiate between your indigenous and heirloom plant varieties while simultaneously discovering which technique to use to multiply plants at home! Plus, a bootcamp on why the Kamadenu (cow) is so important in Vedic farming. You’re saying Holy Cow, aren’t you?