Volunteer @Farm8

Farm No. 8 is a two-and- a-half acre organic farm and permaculture learning centre in between Delhi and Gurgaon. The farm is located in the village of Ayanagar, just fifteen minutes off Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road (M.G. Road), a major corridor connecting Delhi to its satellite city Gurgaon. From the airport it’ll take you about forty-five minutes by cab. The best way to access the farm is via the Delhi Metro; you’ll need to alight at Arjangarh station on the Yellow Line and then give us a call or take a local auto-rickshaw to the address mentioned below.
Farm No. 8 is our office, warehouse, nursery, workshop space and agriculture lab – generally, it’s a place to have fun caring for the earth and experiment with all things homegrown.
Farm No. 8 started in January, 2016. It is a multifunctional space that’s slowly taking shape. It will serve as an organic farm with drip-irrigated raised beds; it will become a model permaculture project with banana circles, composting, water-harvesting and a compost toilet; and the land will include a nursery of edible and native plants for local people. We hope to have lots of people come, learn and volunteer at the farm, including bus-loads of school kids and corporate types.

Volunteer at Farm 8: Here’s what our favorite volunteers are saying

Ruchi is a freelance Business Development Consultant who helps small creative hot shots in getting business and maintaining ongoing business relationships. She discovered Edible Routes through one of our workshops. Since then she has been volunteering at the farm, where she gets to learn about herb and vegetable gardening, and composting.

“My life choices have changed ever since I got involved with Edible Routes”, she says.“I recycle most of my plastic waste, and compost all my kitchen waste. I also grow a lot of my own food” she tells us proudly.

- - Ruchi Budhiraja Warikoo

Shreyaa runs a small catering business. She also has a backyard kitchen garden where she grows herbs and vegetables. She has been volunteering with us for over a year now.

“Volunteering/learning at Edible Routes since 2015 has given me a lot of hands on knowledge and I have had the opportunity to meet some lovely like-minded people.I look forward to more learning and volunteering with the team”, she says.

- - Shreyaa Shah

Ranjan is a freelance writer who uses his hours at Edible Routes to work his way out of a writer's block. He is from Dehradun where his dad tends a small kitchen garden.

“Edible Routes gives me a sense of being back home. And I also end up with bits of knowledge about growing and tending that I can take back to my father's fields”, he tells us.

- - Ranjan Nautiyal

Sangeeta is an entrepreneur and Founder-Director of VRVirtual.com Pvt. Ltd., a Delhi based Web Solutions Company. She is passionate about Green Living and has been segregating waste at home for over two years. Her search for doing more connected her to Edible Routes.

She says, “Connecting with soil and growing plants has taught me a deep lesson – Life grows and matures at its own pace, we cannot push it. We can only nurture it by providing right ingredients and lots of love. The team at Edible Routes is warm and passionate. They welcome ideas, celebrate differences and are truly committed to making urban living experience richer by connecting lives to the joy of growing”.

- - Sangeeta Mamgain