WHO WE ARE
Eat 4 Health (E4H) is a program to develop a community of people who bring value to themselves and to society. All the members in the community have access to healthy food through local sources all the time. It is best summed up in this phrase: Own Your Food. Know Your Farmer. Our E4H program is built on a successful community model.For every 60 members joining E4H, we will allocate a farmer and one acre of land and the necessary setup to start the farming. The farm will be managed by the representatives from these 60 consumers. The entire infrastructure needed for farming will be provided by E4H.
Food and water are necessary to sustain our lives. However today people across Indian society have very little understanding of their food. This has led to a health and society crisis in the making. Stress is leading to unprecedented health problems. Millions of people today are affected by wrong food habits, unhealthy food choices and ultimately face health crises and high mortality. We are losing farmers in India every year, and rural communities are deteriorating socially and economically creating a looming agricultural and food crisis for India.
To reverse this tide with small significant changes, the NGO Trust Eat Healthy was founded by Shine Divakaran, an IT professional turned social entrepreneur with a team of experts in various fields in April 2017. E4H’s purpose is to create programs that connect us to our food, to our local area, to the producers of our food, and other people in the community.E4H is all about locally sourced,sustainably produced food for health conscious communities.
WHAT WE DO
All our E4H practices are built on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions. It combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
We believe that answers to a problem should come from the farmer, his fields and his surroundings rather than from a toxic chemical factory or a poisonous pesticide shop. Every area is unique in its own way, has its own endemic species – both plant and animal – and its own natural conditions:
• Soil Fertility: We build soil quality by adding compost, animal manures, or green manures. As soil organisms break down these inputs, they convert nutrients into forms plants can absorb and create humus that sustains soil quality. Soil-conserving practices include the cover crops, mulches etc.
• Crop Rotation: We practice crop to interrupt insect life cycles, suppress soil borne plant diseases, prevent soil erosion, build organic matter, fix nitrogen, and increase farm biodiversity.
• Managing Pests, Weeds, and Diseases: Prevention and avoidance are the first line of defense against pests, weeds, and diseases. If pest or weed suppression becomes necessary, we use practices, such as releasing predatory insects to reduce pest populations or laying down a thick layer of mulch to smother weeds.