Contents of the Workshop:
Harvesting and preparing local food; Secrets of Our Salads & Tribal Booster Juice.
Circle garden Module: The circle garden is your first permaculture garden. It is a simple module that incorporates many aspects of the philosophy of natural farming and permaculture practices and the garden is easy to replicate in schools, public spaces, offices, hospitals etc. This module has a huge social and economic value by reconnecting us to essential values such as nutrition, medicinal plants, community and our relationship with mother nature.
Learning how to create healthy soil, how to propagate seedlings and cuttings, Sowing seeds (fruits & vegetables) and transplanting seedlings. Urban gardening and the extension of this work with children and schools.
Understand the principles behind water recycling, and how to make your own enzyme & hand soap!
Learn about how to cook local foods that have been eclipsed by industrialised agriculture and reintegrate them into your diet.
Learn and implement permaculture design, physiological difference and time duration between the plants- understanding rotations, intercropping, intense mulching.
Exploring the economic viability of natural farming, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), education, festivals, ecotourism, involving the community in the farm.
The evenings with localicious dinner and readings from 'One Straw Revolution' by Masanobu Fukuoka & Music by Krishna from his Band 'Emergence'.
Workshop Facilitator: Krishna Mckenzie
Krishna Mckenzie - Krishna was born in England and has lived the last 26 years in the International township of Auroville, Tamilnadu, South Indiia. He started and runs Solitude Farm & Organic farm cafe. He is widely recognised for his work in permaculture, natural farming, local food and 'Nutritional Cultural Identity'.
|Note||Please wear comfortable clothing to avoid mosquitoes and other insects.
Do carry mosquito or insect repellent.
You can opt not to stay at the farm overnight, however the course fee will remain the same.|
|Cost Inclusion||Session Fee
Meals & Snacks
Overnight stay at the farm|
|Cancellation Policy||100% refund applicable for cancellations 5 or more days before the workshop. No refund will be processed for cancellations made after that period.|
Pincode - 605101
Address - Solitude Farm & Organic Kitchen, near the visitors' centre
State - Tamil Nadu
City - Auroville
Morning: Check-in, Arrival.
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Introduction to the farm including harvest, salad and juice making
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Enjoy the juice, reading of Fukuoka
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Pause
7:00 pm: Reading, Discussion and enjoy dinner
6:30 am: Wake up
7:00 am: Herbal tea ready
7:30 am to 8:00 am: Introduce concepts of Intercropping, mulching, raised beds, rotations
8:00 am to 9:30 am: Begin the circle garden
9:30 am to 10:30 am: Breakfast
10:30 to 12:30 pm: Continue the circle garden
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Shower, rest and lunch
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Nursery work & Terrace (Urban) gardening.
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Water recycling, learning about soap
5:00 to 6/6:30 pm: Cooking with our chef
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Pause
7:00 pm: Reading, Discussion and dinner
7:00 am: Wake up
7:30 am: Herbal tea ready
8:00 am to 8:30 am: Concepts of Permaculture design
8:30 am to 9:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 pm to 12:30 pm: Implement permaculture design on a field, including tea break
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm: Discuss CSA, education in permaculture, tourism and seeds
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Lunch
3:00 pm: Departure