Natural processes in the eco system tend to increase in diversity and resilience over time and we at Naāndi are trying to take advantage of that by mimicking the closed loop cycle of nature. Also, to create a radical community which uses the abundance of nature where a pile of wastes are turned into opportunities with synergies of different natural cycles coming together. We envision creating a first of its kind community that in itself is an interface to tap the elements of nature for its energy requirement; directly uses water from the rain and will be an active part of the food cycle in its most pristine sustainable form.
The governing factors to lead a sustainable farming life would be a sustainable food cycle which has complementary water and energy sources, care for a better earth that bolsters the next cycles of crops, a shelter with a ventilation/air conditioning system that does not leech on the natural resources and an energy system that is self sustaining. When we talk about ‘sustainability’, it does not stop at just the physical attributes, it would not form a whole until ‘People’ become a part of it. At the level of people, the sustainability factor is applicable in multiple levels that we broadly divide into how Naāndi indulgence and social responsibilities.
All these factors come together to create a lifestyle that spells out simple pleasures of life in a people, profit and planet sustainable way.
These factors of sustainable living are what we call the Saptha patha or the seven paths of sustainability. Co-incidentally seven is one of the key numbers by which the mysteries that underlie all nature are revealed and explained. Ancient wisdom and almost all religions enumerate that number and numbers underline all the process of creation.
We walk the seven paths, each teaching a lesson symbolized by an element of the natural world: food, water, earth, energy, shelter, air, and, finally, the unity of all beings the people. The Seven Paths reveals a source of wisdom, restoration, and renewal familiar to native people but lost to the rest of us, seven elements among nature that combine to mend human hearts.