There is Ramlechi village 4 kms far away from Talala taluka headquarters of Gir Somnath district. Qureshi Farm and Nursery is spread out there in 4 acres of land. Gafarbhai Qureshi and Haji Rahimbhai Qureshi have made this nursery chemical-free by acquiring traditional knowledge from their ancestors. They believe that wealth should not be earned out of natureâ gift. Soil, tree-wood and water should not be sold out.
Before some times there are 25 to 50 trees in their farm. They grew vegetables, pumps water from well manually. His father made his both ends meet by selling vegetables and fruits in Talala. Financial condition was not good then but he grew 5200 species of herbs, species of fruits, flowers, trees, ornamental plants, medicinal plants by acquiring traditional knowledge from his ancestors. All these kind of plants are grown here. Nature lover farmers come here with full of enthusiasm and buy plants with proud. 3 million plants are sold till now. TV channels including BBC channel broadcasted the program of their nursery. Government officers, farmers, children, youths, ministers, dignitaries, Holy saint Shri Pramukh Swami and even Minister for education Anandiben Patel also visited the nursery. More than 28000 visitors visited the nursery till date, which includes more than 8000 students. Trainees studying in agricultural universities situated in various districts stay here for months to get training of direct farming. Gafurbhai says India is a land of deities, gods, saints. All they love trees. Shri Krishna likes Kadamâ trees, Sitamata likes Sitaphalâ and Ashokphal, Lakshamanji likes ˜Lakshamanphal, Mahadev likes wood-apple (Aegle mormelos), God Shri Vishnu likes the Pipal tree and holy basil plant (Ocimum sanctum), God Swaminarayan likes Neem, Shri Tirupati Balaji likes Plant of pearl millet, Son of Pandav Arjun likes white Sadad, protector of culture Kshatriya like âSamiâ tree, godess Sarasvati likes white lotus, Lakshmiji likes red lotus, Holy woman Savitri likes banyan tree, Buddha likes Bodhiâ tree Pipal, God Shri Mahavir likes plant of saffron, Jesus Christ likes Christmas tree, Shri Ganesha likes Grass, Mohammad Paygambar likes Ajava date-palm.
We should get inspiration from them and go step forward for love of nature, save environment and worship of nature. Our holy ancestors inspired us to safeguard nature but due to our greed for population and wealth we could not save environment and we became helpless.