Farmer name : Merwin and Regina Fernandes
Farm location : Athiganahalli Village, Sakleshpura Taluk, Hassan District, Karnataka
Farm size : 18 Acres
Varieties grown : 50 verities of native and exotic Fruits, Spices & Herbs, Medicinal plants, Aromatic Nuts & Seeds, Commercial/Timber,Vegetables etc...
Agriculture practices : We follow biodiverse regenerative natural farming where the focus is on sustainable soil health and fertility. Biodiversity through multi tier, multi crop, heterogeneous planting model aimed at creating a natural forest like ecosystem in the farm. We use jevamrutha, other microbial solutions, compost and farmyard manure. Our practices include mulching - dry or green, rain water harvesting, trenching, etc.
About Merwin: After spending 25 years of his life in the corporate world in the IT industry, in 2007 Merwin decided to retire prematurely from a senior management position at Infosys, sever all his links with the corporate world, and dive headlong into this new world of natural farming. During his 10-year tenure at Infosys, Merwin was instrumental in taking its banking product Finacle to the world and establishing it as a global leader in its realm. He left Infosys as Vice President and Business Head of Finacle.
About Regina: For Regina, a home-maker with a passion for plants, cooking and nature, it was a natural choice.She has always been pursuing these interests – whether organically growing vegetables in her kitchen garden or growing over 40 different varieties of fruits and spices in the outskirts of Bangalore or experimenting with new recipes, growing exotic fruits or trying her hand with grafting. So, when this opportunity came along she plunged wholeheartedly into this new world.
Owner: Savera Naturals