Home Garden Revolution in Jaffna with Grow Bags

"Grow our own" campaign.

It is now "Growbag revolution" in Northern Sri Lanka. Growbags are the way to achieve self sufficiency in chemical-free vegetables.

Thousands of Growbags are being distributed to needy households every month.

It just costs US cents 0.75 to sponsor a Growbag. 

We issue 30 Growbags to each family. We also give them Vermicompost and organic pesticides free of charge.

Thousands of Grow Bags are being produced and distributed every week from the Thirunavukarasu Memorial Model Farm at Maviddapuram. Many charities are collaborating with the farm to help families to set up instant home gardens to get over the impending food crisis in the country.

The farm is also producing seedlings in large scale for delivery to the people.

The plants supplied include tomatoes, eggplants, chilies, capsicum and okra.

‘A Garden in Every Home” is the vision of the farm.


Organic Growth promoters and Pesticides

At our Model Farm in Maviddapuram, we manufacture various types of highly effective organic pesticides and growth promoters for the farmers and home gardeners.

These together with vermicompost are marketed through local shops and agricultural centres.


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Vermicompost Production

Our Model Farm in Maviddapuram has a medium size plant for the production of vermicompost.

Vermicompost, popularly known as 'black gold', is a "miracle growth promoter". It protects the soil while inducing plant growth.

Vermicompost is earthworm excrement, called castings, which can improve biological, chemical, and physical properties of the soil. The chemical secretions in the earthworm’s digestive tract help break down soil and organic matter, so the castings contain more nutrients that are immediately available to plants.

Vermicompost is rich in NKP (nitrogen 2-3%, potassium 1.85-2.25% and phosphorus 1.55-2.25%), micronutrients, beneficial soil microbes and also contain ‘plant growth hormones & enzymes’. It helps to protect plants from pests and diseases.

Vermicompost retains nutrients for a long time. Vermicompost deliver the required amount of macro and micronutrients including the vital NKP to plants in shorter time, compared to the destructive chemical fertilizers which destroy the soil properties and decrease its natural fertility over the years.

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SLS Trust has been actively supporting suicide prevention activities in northern Sri Lanka for almost 8 years.


GOAT FARMING UNIT by Enlightenment Circle (UK)

One more Goat Farming Unit was established in this Model Farm. Funding of Rs 250,000.00 was provided by Enlighenment Circle, a UK based charitable group to construct a shelter.


Model Farm Wins Top Recognition

The  Ministry of Agriculture (NP) awarded first prize to our Model Farm in Maviddapuram, recognising it as the best organic farm in the entire district of Jaffna.

The award was presented at a grand ceremony held in Veerasingam Hall, Jaffna on the 27th February.

SLS Trust and Sustainability NE Inc are proud of the achievement of this farm which is still at its infancy. It is the objective of this farm to play a key role in the transformation of agricultural practices in the North and East.  The  farm works passionately for sustainable agriculture, which encompasses sound water management and zero use of artificial fertilisers and chemicals.

Winning Team


Sustainable Solutions are the way to go..

Model Farm has reached a stage where we can start transferring our knowledge and experience to other farmers and  new farms. We can also lobby policy makers for definitive and meaningful steps for change and launch a strong grass root level education campaign for better practices to save our land and people.


Important stakeholders have started approaching us for different purposes. This includes administrators, agriculture specialists, farmers, major supermarkets, social workers and the media. This interest is a clear recognition of the uniqueness of this Model Farm, its purpose, progress and the confidence people have on it.