Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement YEAR 5 I ISSUE 2 I Jan 16, 2012

Missed Inaugural Functions And Visit To Oasis Valleys?

Here's A Brief Photo Tour Of Oasis Valleys

Oasis Valleys Fact Sheet:

1. Land: 9 Acres, Ravine-Contour Land, Valley Depth 50ft. (2 Acres Plateau, 7 Acres Slopes & Valleys.)

2. Oasis Valleys Institute:
a. Institute Building, 14500 Sq.ft.
b. 2 Halls with capacity to hold 100 children Or 70 adults each
c. 11 Residential Rooms for boarding @ 30 adults Or @ 50 children/youths + Dormitory (50 children)
d. Offices, Library, Kitchen(U/c)

3. Agricultural Projects:
a. Planned Forest:
5000 Trees; 118 Species of Fruits, Jungle & Herbal Trees
b. Seasonal Farming: 13-15 varieties of Vegetables & Spices
c. Gau-Sneh-shala: Gir Cows, Total live-stock 8 (4 adults, 4 babies)
d. Vermi-compost: Earthworms “Eudrillus Eugenie”, Plant capacity 10 ton/Month
e. Wheat Grass: 5000 Sq.ft., 150kg green/month
f. Green Field Nursery: 2-3 years grown up Trees in poly-bags
g. Gangama Circle: 1 guntha (1089 Sq.ft.) demo of high productivity

Projects planned at Oasis Valleys Campus:

1. Oasis Valleys Institute For Character Building Education:
a. Life Camps for School & College Students
b. Self Leadership Workshops for Teachers, Professionals, College Youths, Rural Youths, NGO staff, Govt. staff, Corporate etc.
c. Health Rejuvenation Camps

2. Eco-Education Visits & Tours:
a. Environment Education Tours for School Students, Rural & Urban Youths
b. Day camps for children for learning & understanding Nature

3. Model Organic Farm:
Educative Tours for Farmers, University Students, Urban & Rural Consumers
b. Residential Camps for learning & understanding Sustainable Agriculture

After the parking space, as you walk by the signboard, you will find steps taking you down a lush green valley that usher you into a planned forest -an arboretum.

Then its a climb of 45 ft. uphill, followed by a guided pathway across a bio-diverse orchard on the plateau. You are now at the top floor entrance of the Institution that miraculously appears from in between the greens.

From this entry at the terrace floor, you see a long, horizontal piece of building, almost handpicked and placed to fit into the valleys.

This beautifully designed building is placed into the central valley of the land, that intersperses beautifully with the slopes & number of trees surrounding it.

The entry walks you downhill into the Atrium area that connects all the three floors of the building. The huge metallic bridges and wide openings provide a vast breathing space & natural light to the institution.

Offices, Library & various displays in the atrium area provide a support system to the learning programs being conducted in the halls on both the levels.

Program halls are on the first & second level. The halls are equipped to give the most comfortable learning experience to the participants within the simple settings.

The halls spill over into natural landscapes on its sides giving us the serenity & humane flavour of Mother Earth to merge with the learning processes in the programs.

The third level as you climb down brings you to the residential floor consisting of 11 blocks with a capacity of accommodating 5 children or 3 adults comfortably. Simple yet an luxurious experience!

Nature beckons you from the large windows to give you heavenly experience of Jungle Resort. Be it the dark starlit nights or the early dawns with the birds.

Nature is in abundance at Oasis Valleys. Sunset point on the west hill gives you not only a leisure place but also a place to be in solitude in the evenings.

Information boards about various trees have been put up for knowledge dissemination. There are around 25 species of fruit trees & more than 20 species of herbal trees at Oasis Valleys.

Contours with 50 ft. depth give lot of opportunities for landscaping. Steps & pathways are carved on slopes and are made from construction waste.

Pathways are defined all over the land for visiting campus and moving around the model farm. It is attempted to use every inch of land for some useful purpose.

Gaushala at Oasis Valleys is the back bone of Organic Farm. Cow dung & Cow urine are the chief ingredients. Free environment & organic food give health to Cows.

Vermi-composting is one of the important activities at Oasis Valleys Organic Farm. The best manure gives health to plants and in turn health to consumers.

"How much land does a man need?" Interesting demonstration of Gangama Circle shows how one can survive with land as small as 1000 sq.ft. !!

Wheat Grass Project is a demonstration and inspiration to those marginal farmers who have very little land holding. Value addition is the key thing for prosperity.

These Are Just Glimpses Of What Oasis Valleys is...

A Detailed Encounter Awaits You...

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