Kerala farmer’s food forest helps him reap gold from black pepper!

At 2,230 feet above sea level, there is little chance that you will come across an organic farm, let alone a thriving food forest.

Which is why the 5-acre patch of self-sustaining farmland, inside the densely forested village of Patteyakudi in the Idukki district of Kerala, comes as such a surprise.

Here, you will find all sorts of vegetables, native and wild fruits found only in the Western Ghats, medicinal plants and many varieties of spices, being grown without any difficulty.