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Solitude is a organic farming community in Auroville, India aiming at creatively integrating food, permaculture, natural farming and education.
Over the years Solitude has become an example of natural farming in India demonstrating the ideas of masanobu fukuoka, author of the One Straw Revolution. Non-tillage techniques, mulching, intercropping and green manures, food processing, cooking, natural building, discussion, silence, art, music, poetry, film and swimming are all components that make up our very unique experiential permaculture/sustainable farming workshops.
By humbly returning the organic matter to the earth and trying to intervene in the smallest ways possible with nature’s perfection, we regenerate soil ecology and honour Mother Earth. Through this bio-diversity we are feeding and enriching a society while simultaneously revitalising the use of traditional crops.
Permaculture and natural farming has attracted many people to the farm. The evolutionary vision of the farm is to simply reconnect people back to where their food comes from has been and continues to be the driving force behind all the projects.
We are in the process of developing an educational syllabus that aims at running organic farming workshops for a wide diversity of groups from village women’s groups, schools, farmers and people who are exploring a new lifestyle.
Over the years a committed team has formed in Solitude and we have an inspiring group of individuals with various skills developing the farm in these three areas; food, education, permaculture within the context of community.
We are now looking for interns to join our committed team!