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October Updates

Dear Envirocare Coordinators and Go Green Champions,

This month, we will drive you into an adventure where no garden tools are required to dig and plough the soil to establish a green spot. With knowledge and skill, ‘Seedballs,’ or seed bombs, can be made by anyone who has access to clay, soil, and seed. You can turn little pockets of land and unused space into an oasis.

“Natural farming proceeds from the spiritual health of the individual. Natural farming is not just for growing crops, it is for the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

– Masanobu Fukuoka

A graceful and more natural touch to regenerative farming at Sai Prema Farm

The Sai Prema Farm in Zone 6 of the SSIO in Markopoulon Mesogaias, Greece, builds on the momentum of regenerative agriculture (Check Out September newsletter: “An Urgent Need for Regenerative Natural Agriculture”) at Sai Prema Farm and applies the seedball culture. Seedball is a seed propagation method which does not disturb the soil ecology and structure. Many types of seeds can be used for herbs, flowers, and edible crops.

In Nature, seeds get dispersed by wind or rain, or they get eaten by birds, ants, insects and other predators. Seedballs are the solutions! These earth dumplings can even withstand harsh weather conditions. They are resilient and versatile.

Seedballs provide a nourishing, growing medium to the seeds, which sprout into life to be the protagonists of a lush change. The farm has put together a combination of 30 compatible seeds to produce seedballs. This is called ‘companion planting’, where plants grow well together and assist each other in a number of ways, such as pollination, deterring pests and soil conditioning.

 “Let us offer as many seeds as possible to Mother Earth and we should be sure that she will give us back as always with infinite generosity!”

– Panos Manikis, student of Masanobu Fukuoka.

Making Clay Seedballs of Love and Hope

‘Exchange of inspiration, ideas and action to Sai Prema Nature lovers’

Indonesia’s Eco-Enzyme Initiative Zone 4B, SSIO
– Part 2 (Fermentation)

Eco-enzyme is an eco-friendly multi-purpose liquid that is produced by the fermentation of organic (vegetables and fruits) waste. It can be used as a natural floor cleaner, kitchen cleaner, dishwashing liquid, fertiliser, and more. The disinfectant property inside an Eco-Enzyme is due to the alcohol and/or acetic acid content in this liquid.

Have you missed Episode 1 "Making of Eco-Enzyme"?

WATCH a "step by step process of making eco enzyme" 

Explore the “Eco-enzymes step by step” PDF Guide!

WATCH Episode 2

Fermentation of Eco-Enzyme

A minimum of 3 months fermentation is required for fruit Eco-Enzyme preparation in tropical countries. The longer it takes, the better is the quality of the Eco-Enzyme. The fermentation period may extend to 6 months in sub-tropical countries. Fermentation starts as soon as the last batch of organic wastes are  placed. 

Tips for a successful fermentation

- A white layer of biofilm must be observed on the surface of the enzyme. 
- The ideal colour of Eco-Enzymes is yellowish brown or light brown.

PDF Download: second month observation during fermentation of Eco-Enzyme


Contact Sister Ayu Surtiari - Envirocare Coordinator of Sai Green Indonesia, Zone 4B.



Dharma (right conduct) exhorts us to plant the seeds of Love and reap the harvest of wisdom, for the sake of social harmony and national prosperity and the uplift of all humanity.

– Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol.13/Ch.1, 5 January 1975


With Sai Love and Care,

Environmental Sustainability Committee Team

Sathya Sai International Organisation