Seeds – a component of dynamic-organic cultivation – are expensive even in Europe, and in Nepal they are almost unaffordable and on top of that difficult to obtain.

Shanti continuously receives donations from German and Swiss seed companies.

The seeds are first sprouted and cultivated before planting outdoors. This is especially true for pumpkins, courgettes, cucumbers and lettuce.

The farmers retain some of the harvest to obtain new seeds for the next crop. In this way, the cycle is sustainable and Shanti is not dependent solely on seed donations.

In addition, tender herbs are grown in the greenhouses, such as coriander and dill. This also includes marigolds, from which a medicinal salve is made.