Prakriti is part of Anemia Free Vidarbha Movement under which Nutritional gardens are promoted to improve the Hemoglobin content among women and girls. This movement is promoted in Vidarbha, due to very high number of women suffering from Anemia. When Prakriti conducted a baseline, in its field area in Nagpur, it was found that here too women in the age group of 20-45 have Anemia. Anemia was also recorded during HB testing camp among the adolescent girls in the Nagpur rural field area of Prakriti.
The objective of promoting nutrition garden, is to make available fresh and nutritious vegetables at the door step. Training was given to women who agreed to develop the nutrition garden. They were also provided with the seeds, and were trained in preparing organic pesticide and fertilizers by using cow dung, organic waste etc. The awareness program also encouraged women to demonstrate traditional nutritious dishes , made from locally and seasonally available products. About 45 women from Six villages participated in promoting nutrition garden.
Prakriti produced Tur (Yellow Pulse) and Amabadi (green leafy vegetable very rich in iron) at its campus, besides other seasonal vegetables like Bhindi, Palak (Spinach),Methi( Fenugreek) , Green Chili, Brinjal and Tomatos. All the above products are produced without using any chemical fertilizer.