Don Bosco College of Agriculture and SEED Foundation launch ‘Organically Yours’ a people’s movement aimed at encouraging organic farming
~The community programme’s registered members will have access to fresh organic local produce. A tour of the farm at the institute in Sulcorna was organised for the first 100 registered members ~
Goa, March 2019: Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Sulcorna and SEED Foundation have collaborated to launch ‘Organically Yours’, a people’s movement aimed at encouraging organic farming and making healthy lifestyle changes. The initiative is an ongoing effort to educate Goa’s young generation on the nuances of agriculture and healthy farming practices and encourage them to take up farming as a profession.
Organically Yours has initiated a community programme where registered members will have access to fresh organic local produce grown in the expansive farms at Don Bosco College of Agriculture at Sulcorna. Registered members will be intimated about the availability of freshly harvested produce on a regular basis. Interested members can collect the produce from collection points located at Margao and Panaji respectively. The produce will be available for collection fresh off the cart devoid of plastic packaging which in turn helps reduce waste.
A tour of the farm in Sulcorna and its facilities was organised for the first 100 registered members of Organically Yours programme. Members were oriented on the best practices employed at the institute by the students and faculty members.
Said Fr. Allwyn, Director, Don Bosco College of Agriculture, “The Don Bosco College of Agriculture is committed to imparting knowledge of the highest level to its students and empowering them with the necessary skill sets. Organically Yours which has been launched in collaboration with SEED Foundation is another step in that direction.”
Explained David DeSouza of SEED Foundation, “Most of the lifestyle diseases which are common today, stem from mindless consumption. Very often the food we consume is highly processed and laden with chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides and preservatives. Today vegetables are laced with chemicals, fruits are forced ripened and meats are injected with steroid and decay preventing chemicals. Through Organically Yours, we want to offer consumers the choice of healthy, organic producewhich can be made accessible to all. Consumers have a right to clean food and we want to make that happen.”
The concept was supported by Radisson Blu hotel which saw the GM Victor Soares along with his team in attendance. Executive Chef Mahesh along with his team created a special menu which features fresh produce sourced from the farms at Sulcorna.
Appeals David DeSouza, “As www.organicallyyours.live goes live, we request the people of Goa to support us with best wishes and prayers in bringing about a delightful healthy change in the lives of people of Goa and beyond. Come and join us we are Organically Yours. Our Mantra is ‘Eat Fresh Eat Local Eat Healthy”.