Through this session you will connect with the soil and seeds and understand where your food comes from. You will learn ecologically oriented farming philosophies, such as traditional farming, organic farming, permaculture, biodynamic and natural farming. This session will equip you with knowledge and skills to grow your own food, regardless whether you have a window garden or an expanse of land to cultivate. You will learn how to implement ecologically oriented farming designs, crop rotations, intercropping, mulching, principles behind water recycling and how to make your own bioenzyme. Participants will also learn about the interdependent connection between organic food and health and the importance of indigenous food in one’s health journey.
Connect with Mother Nature by growing your own food
Understand the inextricable link between food and health
Collaborator: Buddha Garden, Solitude Farm, Aurorchard
There are more than 20 farms in Auroville covering an area of more than 370 acres with no private ownership. The objectives of these farms are to establish a sustainable, financially-viable model of organic farming along with establishing a healthy relationship between food and community in order to thrive. The purpose of these farms are also to provide for all the food consumption needs of the community and eventually become self-sustaining. This model currently adopted in Auroville needs to be widely practised in the world to solve some of our food and health related crises.
Duration : half a day to 3 days
Modality: Offline & Online
Audience: 16 yrs +
Suggested Group Size: 20-50