Project 1 – Permaculture

Vegetable Garden

> Earthworks
> Water management
> Companion planting
> Harvesting
> Composting & compost classroom
> seed saving
> Pot irrigation
> Irrigated crops management

Project 2 – Permaculture

Fruit Orchard

> Orchard Management
> Fire breaks
> Mulching (dry mulch, live mulch)
> Plantation
> Guilds
> Compost pits
> Water management: drip, ponds, trenches
> Avenue plantation
> Seed saving

Project 3 – Design

Natural Products

> Product Design

  • Exploring materials
  • Creative designing
  • Product testing
  • Development

> DIY Projects
> Installations
> Polam store

  • Kitchen assistance
  • Daily cleaning of communal areas
  • Maintenance & repair jobs at the homestead
  • Housekeeping
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Weeding & Harvesting

What we give

For you to have a comfortable stay at Polam

Polam Meals
90% of the food served is produced in polam.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Herbal Teas

Open access to outdoor kitchen and excess produce at the farm. (make your own salads, herbal teas)


Your private room (9ft/11ft)

  • Cot
  • Bedding set
  • Storage rack
  • light & fan

Common Provisions

  • Hot water
  • Showers & toilets
  • Clothes line
  • Parking
  • Recreational activities (after work hours)  
  • Board games, outdoor games, outdoor movie nights, campfire etc.

What you bring

To have a comfortable stay at Polam

  • Organic toiletries
  • Sun protection
  • Flip flops
  • Towel
  • Medication (if any)
  • Long working pants
  • Long sleeve closely woven cotton / other protective material shirts
  • Torch / headlamp
  • Good pair of gloves
  • Gum boots / rubber boots / wellies /working shoes
  • Wide hat
  • Water bottle
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sleeping bag / sheets (if required)

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteer vehicles are restricted to the parking area.
  • Smoking is restricted to designated areas.
  • Alcohol & drugs are strictly prohibited at the farm.
  • Avoid carrying disposable plastics or carry them back with you while leaving the farm.
  • Polam is a pet friendly farm but we request you to keep them out of the rooms.
  • We strongly recommend not to swim in the lake as many have spotted inland crocodiles in the past.
  • Keep any noise or music down after 7 pm. Polam is also a home for many local species of birds & animals.
  • Do not pluck any flowers, fruits or plants on the farm without consent.
  • Please keep the rooms clean, use trash cans to dispose any unavoidable wastage and keep the farm free from plastics.
  • Polam is not liable for any personal injury or property loss.
  • We offer only vegetarian food 90% of which is grown at the farm.
  • We offer only farm grown herbal teas and jaggery. Please bring your own coffee/tea/sugar if required.
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