How to Sign Up –

The google form – https://goo.gl/forms/a5D8pJpOKhEtrNjy2

Information –

Dear Friends,

We welcome you to an experiential, natural farming, permaculture workshop, at Solitude Farm in the international township of Auroville.

This workshop aims to empower you to start growing your own food and to gain an insight into knowing where our food comes from. As a participant you will also discover –

• Identifying and harvesting of the treasure trove of local plants, and transforming them into a delicious dinner
• Experience making a circle garden to grow a variety of crops, using permaculture techniques.
• Create your own nursery. Learn about seedlings, cuttings and seeds and optimal soil composition. Create a mini-urban garden to take home.
• Make our own organic soap and thus explore the importance of recycling water.
• Enjoy a session with our vegan chef, learn about smoothies, green papaya and more.
• Learn and implement permaculture design on a field.
• Explore how you could implement social permaculture through education, basket service, tourism, etc..
• Celebrate the evenings with a bonfire, and music by Krishna!

The work at Solitude Farm has been deeply inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka, a Zen master Farmer. Every evening we will be reading from Fukuoka’s book – The One Straw Revolution. A copy of this book will be offered to each participant.

We are glad to announce that we will also have a take away booklet containing information to help you implement what we share in your own lives!

What to bring –

You will live in a farm and work on the farm for the 3 days. Please bring appropriate clothes for farm work, shoes, hats/caps, torch, sanitary products as needed and other basic stuff, sleeping bag or bed sheets to make your stay comfortable here.

Accommodation –

Solitude Farm is a sustainable farming community with simple yet charming bamboo huts and a few tree houses for guests. There are compost toilets, western toilets and showers are open to the sky. We are by no means a resort but the authenticity of the farm, the food and the closeness to nature will touch your heart. Here are some images of our accommodation and space –
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KdoAENCdjZVi0Tp4pR25FHq1TOJxXK00?usp=sharing.

Please note : Our accommodation is shared dorm, except for 1-2 private spaces for families/couples/friends. We will provide basic bedding as well! Living on the farm is an experience.

This is an intensive workshop and it requires you to have energy, enthusiasm and an inquiring mind.

Take a look at our videos from past workshops! –

 

Schedule –

Day 1

Morning – Arrival – Check-in
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 – Bon Fire, sit, chat and enjoy dinner.

Day 2

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
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Water recycling, learning about soap
5:00 to 6/6:30 pm – Cooking with our vegan chef
6/6:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Rest
7:00 pm – Bon fire, chat and enjoy dinner

Day 3

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

Pricing and payment –

The fee for the workshop is Rs. 7500/- (including accommodation, all meals, teaching materials and activities).

For children between the age of 12-18, Rs. 3000/-, for children under 12, Rs. 1500/-.

Here are the payment details toward fee of the Permaculture Workshop.

Transfer from Indian banks
Auroville Maintenance
Account number: 163101000118
icici bank Auroville
IFS Code ICIC0001631

Please mention ‘Solitude Farm’ in payment details.
Please fill this form to register your name for the workshop.

How to Sign Up –

The google form – https://goo.gl/forms/a5D8pJpOKhEtrNjy2