What Is Homa Organic Farming?
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Homa Organic Farming is the application of Homa Therapy to organic agriculture. Homa Organic Farming is a system of agriculture that may be added to any good organic farming practices.
Note: Many people have experienced beneficial effects in their gardens and farms by the performance of Agnihotra and the other practices listed below. For maximum effect, we recommend following as many of these techniques as possible. You can, however, start with Agnihotra and build from there. For more information on becoming a certified Homa Organic Farm, please contact us.
Treating the Atmosphere
The main difference between Homa organic farming and other organic farming techniques is that Homa farming regards the atmosphere as the most important source of nutrition, whereas in any other farming practices today the atmosphere is almost totally neglected.
Ancient science of Homa Therapy states that more than 75% of nutrition to plants and soil comes through the atmosphere.
Homa organic farming injects nutrients into the atmosphere to nourish the plants, to prevent disease, bring natural predators and nutritious, timely rains. Homas are specially prepared fires for the purification of the atmosphere. If you make the atmosphere more nutritious and fragrant by preforming Homas, a type of protective coating comes on plants and diseases, fungi, pests, etc. do not thrive. Plants’ capacity to breathe increases and the toxic choking effect due to atmospheric pollution is eliminated.
AGNIHOTRA is the basis of HOMA Farming. This should be performed twice daily in the Agnihotra hut. If cow dung and ghee are readily available they should be used in greater quantity when doing Agnihotra. The Agnihotra pyramid is a generator of life-sustaining energies.
Om Tryambakam Homa should be done as many hours as possible, up to four hours daily and up to 24 hours on full moon and new moon days. Om Tryambakam Homa enhances the healing energy cycle set up by daily Agnihotra fires, injecting more nourishment into the atmosphere.
Vyahruti Homa can be practiced at any time, except Agnihotra time. It is also performed at the beginning of Om Tryambakam Homa.
In order to start Homa Organic Farming the farmer will need to establish a Resonance Point on his farm.
Resonance Technique is a part of HOMA Organic Farming, where simple practices are used to heal large areas of diseased land in a short time. One Resonance Point can heal up to 200 acres (80 hectares) of land. The same human effort is required to heal one or two hundred acres. For this, 10 new copper pyramids are needed which are activated with Mantra and placed on the farm in a special configuration by a Homa Therapy volunteer who is authorized to install resonance points.
Also two simple huts have to be built with inexpensive, natural materials, found locally, such as wood, adobe bricks, mats, bamboo, stone, cane, etc. Nobody will live in these huts. They are simply to protect the person performing the HOMA healing fires from the sun and rain and to prevent animals such as dogs, cats, chickens, etc. from entering.
Treating the Seeds
Seeds should be organic wherever possible and non-hybrid, if one wishes to harvest seeds for future plantings. Best if they have not been treated with chemicals.
Place the seeds in the Resonance Hut on the eastern side of the Agnihotra pyramid and keep them exposed to a minimum of 2 consecutive Agnihotra fires.
According to the ancient science of Homa Therapy, treating seeds by the following method can make them more disease and pest resistant and give them an initial boost. For backyard plantings/small gardens:
- Place the seeds in cups or jars and label each container with the name of the seed.
- Cover seeds with cow’s urine (you may obtain from a local dairy farm but preferably from organically fed cows) and soak the seeds for one to two hours, depending on the size and nature of the seed. Larger seeds like beans need 2 hours; for smaller seeds like lettuce, 1 hour is sufficient. Make sure that seeds mix well with the urine and none are floating on top. (The easiest time to collect cow urine is during milking when the cow is confined.)
- Drain the seeds and cover them in moist cow dung. Seeds can be mixed with enough dung to coat them thoroughly. The dung and seed mixture can then be spread out on plates, screens or boards until semi-dry. As some seeds cannot survive complete dehydration after having been moistened, it is advisable that the seed/dung mixture be dried until just damp dry. The mixture can then be crumbled easily and sown down a planting row in the garden or in planting pots or flats. If you are planting a small amount of seeds and if the seeds are not too small, each seed can be wrapped in an individual bit of cow dung.
For larger applications/broad acre farming:
- Cover seeds with cow’s urine (you may dilute 1:10 if necessary) and soak the seeds for one to two hours, depending on the size and nature of the seed.
After soaking discard the remaining cow’s urine and cover seeds with fresh cow dung slurry and Agnihotra ash; best to do this in a bucket so that all the seeds are covered. Let them dry a little and then, if the seed is broadcast by hand for small acreage, they can be sown immediately and then covered with soil.
- If planting seed with a seed drill, mix seeds with cow dung slurry and Agnihotra ash, let the seeds dry.
When using the seed in the seed drill, the seed should be reasonably firm, otherwise damage would occur to the seed (in the case of some seeds when using a seed drill it may not be advisable to apply cow dung coating). If soaking in cow urine has adverse effect on the seed by making it too soft, simply mix Agnihotra ash with the unsoaked seeds and sprinkle a bit of cow urine just before placing in the seed drill – e.g. soya beans).
It is good if Om Tryambakam Homa is performed just next to the field during sowing, planting and cultivation.
Planting the Seeds
In temperate climatic zones one needs to start seeds indoors before the last frost date, plant intensively in the beds and plan for a fall crop. When first starting a garden, it is helpful for future yields if green leafy vegetables are planted in initial stages. This will enable one to grow anything suitable to the climate later on.
Alfalfa (Lucerne grass) can be grown on most farms. It puts something special in the atmosphere, something more when grown by HOMA Organic Farming methods. Also try to set aside part of the planting area for soya beans if possible, as these also contain special healing and nutritional properties when grown with Homa methods.
Phases of the moon
Phases of the moon by which we plant have a great deal to do with the success of HOMA gardening. Plant on a no moon day or full moon day, depending on the type of seed planted. Try planting root crops on or before the new moon and above ground crops on or before a full moon day. On full and new moon in particular, when 24 hour round-the-clock Om Tryambakam Homa is performed, the atmosphere is saturated with ghee carrying micro-nutrients and the high vibrations of Sanskrit Mantras into the garden. This is an optimum time for planting.
When you plant the seeds, try to be full of love, do Mantra, and be clean in body and mind.
Plant the seeds with Agnihotra ash. It can be sprinkled along with the seeds down each row. As you water the newly planted seeds, Mantra should be done while pouring Agnihotra ash water over your right hand.
When transplanting seedlings out into the garden, be sure to plant them with Agnihotra ash around the roots. Planting or transplanting should never be done in the heat of the day. The best time for transplanting is at the end of the day.
Om Tryambakam Homa can be performed in the garden while the planting is going on.
Women in monthly period should never plant or venture near the garden, due to the interplay of subtle energies in Homa Therapy.
Treating the Plants
Agnihotra Ash – a Powerful Tool
Agnihotra ash is the Secret Weapon of the Homa Organic Farmer.
Agnihotra ash is extremely medicinal. It is a potent medicine for plants, animals and human beings.
Agnihotra ash is beneficial at all stages of farming operations–soil treatment, water treatment, seed treatment.
Only ash from sunrise/sunset Agnihotra has this power.
Ash from other Homas may be used in addition to Agnihotra ash in compost or applied directly onto the field, but Agnihotra ash is the key to success.
Agnihotra ash powder can be applied to:
- Well water and other irrigation sources, such as tanks or lakes
- Soil before plowing – just before plowing sprinkle ash on the land (not advisable in windy conditions)
- Furrows while planting the seeds
- Seeds before sowing
- Roots while transplanting
- Plant leaves to protect against insect and fungus attack
- Soil around the plants
To make Agnihotra Ash Water Solution
- Put about 250g Agnihotra ash into 200 litres of clean water.
- Stir it.
- Leave it in the sun for 3 days. In case of rain it should be covered.
- After 3 days it is ready to be used.
- Strain through a cloth.
Agnihotra ash water solution is very useful for:
- Natural control of difficult pests
- Encouraging rejuvenation
- Enhancing plant growth
Agnihotra ash water solution can be applied:
- directly on the soil
- around individual plants
- to irrigation water
- as foliar spray
- as a good alternative to Agnihotra ash powder when its direct use is difficult (e.g. in strong winds)
Tree paste can be made with Agnihotra ash, mud and water, best Agnihotra ash water. Mix together. Apply this paste on wounds of the tree; e.g. if you cut a branch, cover the wound with this paste. Apply also on diseased bark or cover whole trunk up to 1m from the ground for total rejuvenation of old or weak trees. It is also a very good protection against infestation of various insects and parasites.
If a plant has diseased roots, a paste can be made with Agnihotra ash and a little water. Apply the paste to the affected roots and water the plant minimally and only with Agnihotra ash-water solution. The plant will quickly heal.