Set in the heart of the fastest growing urban metropolis of Newtown Kolkata, The KarmYog Green Village had started as an experiment to utilise the space for green development and environmental benefits.
In a span of 3 months the 81/2 acre dump yard was converted into a beautiful nursery – a natural bio sustainable cement free zone under the leader ship of life skills educationist and founder of KarmYog21C Mahacharya Shri sourabh J. sarkar.
At the Green Learning Campus local unemployed youth are mobilised and enrolled into the KarmYog Institute of Life Skills & Entrepreneurship. The institute operates in a unique apprenticeship based earn while you learn model, where learners work on real time projects and earn scholarship based on a meticulous grading and point system. Madhu is one of them...
Madhu is a 35 year old youth from Jatragachi new town is slowly graduating from an apprentice to an entrepreneur, at the academy of horticulture and landscaping of the KarmYog Institute. Madhu is now crafting the perfect plants & planters under the guidance of Mahacharyaji, bringing to you happiness and health through these spiritually nurtured plants.
Coming from Ganganagar a small village in the 24 parganas district of West Bengal, Shisir is a senior apprentice of the KarmYog Institute of Life Skills & Micro-Entrepreneurship. With years of experience in agriculture and farming the 66 year old Shisir Ali believes that learning never stops, especially with changing times there is so much to learn, like new methods and techniques of farming, use of updated technology, marketing and selling skills and above all the essential life skills required for a “Behtaar” life
Influenced by life skills educationist mahacharya shri sourbah J. Sarkar Shisir enrolled into the Academy of Horticulture and Landscaping and is learning indigenous methods of nutrition and pest management and getting certified in organic farming, mushroom plantation, Natural mustard oil production, banana farming and many more bringing to you fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the gardens of KarmYog Green Village
At the KarmYog Green Village each plant is nurtured with the spirit of “seva”.
Following a natural cycle, the village gate opens with the rising raise of the sun when Mahacharyaji and his wife along with the learners
of the KarmYog Institute of Life Skills & Micro-Entreprenureship start the day with each one reminding themselves of the true purpose of life....”Seva”.
The orientation is followed by a committed practice where the Tan, Pran Mann Chit (Body, energy, mind, spirit) of the learners, guided by mahacharyaji exudes compassion, positivity, equilibrium and joy which is transmitted to all the plants and vegetations of the KarmYog Green Village.
Nurtured with utmost care and compassion and dwelling in an environment of positivity, learning and happiness the plants at KarmYog Green Village are transformed into sacred begins ready to bring joy, good fortune and holistic health to its keeper.
The Green Village is a manifestation of the KarmYog for the 21st Century way of living as guided by life skills educationist Mahacharya Shri sourabh J. sarkar.
KarmYog for the 21st Century is a movement dedicated to personal and professional development of man kind. Mahachraryaji has dedicated 25 years of his life striving to solve the problem of brokenness in the 21st century. Brokenness between life and learning, between learning and livelihood, between man and nature, art and science, consumption and production, material and spiritual and the brokenness between the true...the good and the beautiful..
The Green Village is the epicentre of this movement converging the Good...The True & The Beautiful by integrating learning with life and livelihood with the institute of Lifeskills and Micro entrepreneurship, integrating the producer and consumer by utilising the produce of the village for sustaining the village itself, integrating man with nature, art with technology....integration of body energy mind and spirit...and waking people up to less is more and seva throughlife skills programs.
Improve the health and happiness of your home or any desired place by choosing a green friend from our range of aesthetically crafted and spiritually nurtured potted plants.
Health benefits of house plants:
Increased happiness: Research has shown that the presence of plants leads to reduced stress and anxiety, increased feelings of calm, a marked improvement in mood and self-esteem and increased feelings of optimism and control. Plants also help ease feelings of depression and promote a general sense of well-being.
Lowered Blood Pressure: Studies performed in hospitals showed that patients with plants in their rooms had lower blood pressure and heart rates than patients whose rooms did not contain plants.
Faster recovery from illness: Patients in hospital rooms with plants recover faster and, on average, are released from the hospital earlier than patients in rooms without plants.
Negating cigarette smoke:Did you know that a plant's ability to purify the air extends to removing the pollutants contained in cigarette smoke? The Peace Lily in particular is an excellent choice if you live with someone who smokes and you want to reduce the effects of cigarette smoke on others in the house.
Humidifying the air: Plants are natural humidifiers breathing moisture into the air we breathe, which is helpful for preventing dryness in the skin, throat, nose and lips, and can help ward off cold and flu symptoms.
Improved sleep: Plants can help promote deep sleep by giving off oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. When we breathe, our body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This opposite pattern of gas use makes plants and people natural partners. Adding plants to interior spaces can increase oxygen levels. However at night photosynthesis ceases, and plants typically respire like humans, absorbing oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide. But there are a few special plants like – orchids, succulents like snake plant and alovera and epiphytic bromeliads – do just the opposite, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. These are excellent additions to your bedroom to help improve your sleep.
Improved mental health: Caring for plants is therapeutic. Outdoor gardening is often used as therapy for depression and can also reduce your risk for dementia by 36 percent.
Sharper focus and mental acuity: By increasing the oxygen in the air you breathe and removing pollutants, plants improve your concentration and memory, heighten your attention and improve your creativity. Treatment of ailments: Plants can be great in first aid for a variety of ailments. To name a few, Aloe Vera is great first aid for burns, while Comfrey and Arnica can help with bruises and sprains, Calendula heals wounds and soothes skin, and Chamomile soothes an upset stomach.
Must Have Indoor Plants: Pothos, Aloe, Spider Plant, English Ivy, Jade Plant, Rubber Tree, Diffenbachia, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Ficus, Bamboo Palm, Philodendron, Red-edged Dracaena, Asparagus Fern, Fiddle Leaf Fig, String of Pearls Plant, Chineese Money Plant, Gerbera Daisy, Air Plants.
Must Have Outdoor Plants: Clerodendrum, Pentas flower, Ixora, Duranta, Trumpet Vines, Cletoria, Cestrum, Madhabi Lata, Tarulata, Rakhi, Jhumko Lata, Bouganvellia, Bottel Palm SHOP
You can now enhance your business environment with natural beauty by adding office plants to your workplace design. Plants can offer your company benefits far beyond simple aesthetics. People find solace in spaces decorated with abundant greenery. University studies in both the United States and Europe have concluded that with the presence of plants employees take fewer sick days, feel less stress, and view their work space more positively.
Plants also add life into dreary conference rooms, lighten the mood in reception areas, and brighten lonely cubicle and desk space. From cacti to canes, plants can enhance any space in your office while invigorating customers, clients, and visitors. Beautify your building and improve workplace efficiency and employee morale with our help.
Our Rent-a-plant packages for corporate, households and events are designed to help you add a decorative yet green flair to your home, office space, events and exhibitions, without having to worry a notch about maintenance. Just choose a package and we will take care of everything from cleaning, pruning, watering to replacement. Our knowledge of plants and what they require will ensure your displays are always at their stunning best.
We also provide short term rentals for special occasions, trade shows, staff functions , product launches and other events.
The Rental Process:
Booking: Select a package from our online store and call us at 9051163800
Consultation: A no-cost, on-site consultation to discuss your facility's needs. Suggestion of the type of outer planter for a plant, the size of the plant, and the correct plant species that will thrive in specific conditions. Follow up of this consultation with a written proposal.
Installation:Installation of plants in as little as 7 to 10 business days for most jobs.
Maintenance: Visits by gardener for watering (2-3 times a week). Regular cleaning of foliage and removal of damaged leaves. Replacement of sick plants once a month. Replacements are included in the cost of your monthly maintenance fee.Periodic visits by our horticulturist
We understand how much time and energy it takes to maintain your garden. Tasks like pruning, maturing, watering, weeding and general upkeep of the plants can be challenging without the proper know how. But no worry...your gardener friend is just a click away! Just browse through the profile of our trained KarmYogi gardeners and select an expert to take care of your gardening needs.
Be it an office space, building, apartment, lawn or even a dump yard our customised landscaping and interior designs will transform your space into a green sanctuary of your choice.
Our own nurseries at the karmyog green village allow us to propagate and maintain a variety of plants in large numbers. This makes it possible for us to select from a wide variety of readily available plants for our landscaping projects.
The design process:
Turn your open spaces green. Be it growing your own fresh fruits and vegetables or decorating your home & garden or office corners with flowers or plants, there are plenty of reasons to take up gardening. Explore our wide selection of Seeds, Watering Equipment, Fertilizer& Soil, Plant Containers, Pest Control and more to help you get started. SHOP
Nature has been in business a long time and it has never needed help. Unfortunately modern society has resorted to manipulating nature to make it more efficient. This is proving to be dangerous, both for our health and the health of the environment.
The use of chemical additives, pesticides, growth hormones and other un natural elements for farming results in major side effects for our bodies and definite danger to our environment. The most dangerous aspect of this manipulation is that it fills the earth with manmade chemicals that in turn gets into the soil, plants, water, the air and even animals.
Use of pesticides and other chemicals during farming at best may have some unforeseen side effects and at worst may contribute to serious dieses. Non pesticide farming is better for the earth, our health and future generations.
Instead of pesticides weat the KarmYog Green village make our own indigenous, non-pesticide medicines using earthen pots, cow urine, cow dunk, pulse flower, medicinal leaves and herbs like neem, turmeric and naturally pure bacteria infected soil. This means our fresh produce of fruits and vegetables possess no risk caused from unwanted chemicals.
At KarmYog we curate artists and craftsman, this helps us to bring to you a range of artistic natural river wood furniture from sustainable sources. Like all forms of art each piece of furniture is a one of a kind creation and is as unique as the individual purchasing it. You will rarely find two pieces exactly the same. Select from a range of wood work which will enrich your home and provide years of enjoyment. BROWSE GALLERY
Courses in KarmyYog Naturelink Products and Services are designed for homeowners, housewives, students, hobby gardeners, and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of specific plant groups or a particular gardening topic like roof gardening, indoor and outdoor plants, creative Do-it-Yourself pottery, designing with a personal touch, herbal home remedies, organic gardening etc.
We give you the opportunity to learn directly from our gardeners and horticulturists in a unique learning environment. These courses require no prerequisites, and beginners are welcome. Try one!