21.9.2018 – 23.9.2018
Friday to Sunday

We welcome you to an experiential weekend workshop at Solitude Farm in the international township in 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 discover how to use permaculture techniques like – raised beds, mulching, inter-crops, wind breaks, nitrogen fixing plants, crop rotations etc.. We will also explore how to start a nursery, prepare soil and save seeds.

A natural extension to growing our own food is cooking and gaining an insight into the medicinal and nutritional value of local foods. For example preparing green smoothies, green papaya salad, banana flower vadais and plantain chips.

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.

Solitude Farm is a sustainable farming community with simple yet charming bamboo huts and a few tree houses for guests. There are compost toilets and the showers are open to the sky. We are not a resort, we are a farm. The food and the closeness to nature will touch your heart. This is an intensive workshop and it requires you to have energy, enthusiasm and an inquiring mind.


Schedule <approximately>*

9:00​ ​ – ​ ​ 12:30​ ​ Arrive​ ​ and​ ​ Settle
12:30​ ​ Lunch
14:00​ ​ Introduction​ ​ at​ ​ Pavilion
15:00​ ​ Tour:​ ​ Know​ ​ where​ ​ your​ ​ food​ ​ comes​ ​ from,First​ ​ Step!
16:30​ ​ Reading,​ ​ One​ ​ Straw​ ​ Revolution
19:00​ ​ Dinner

7:00​ ​ ​  Harvest-​ ​ Secret​ ​ of​ ​ our​ ​ salads​ ​ workshop
7:45​ ​ ​ ​ Breakfast
8:30​ ​ ​  Circle​ ​ Garden
12:30​ ​ Lunch
14:00​ ​ Nursery
16:00​ ​ Cooking​ ​ workshop-​ ​ Exploring​ ​ Millets
17:30​ ​ Reading,​ ​ One​ ​ Straw​ ​ Revolution
19:00​ ​ Dinner
20:00​ ​ Bon​ ​ Fire​ ​ and​ ​ Music

7:30​ ​   Secret​ ​ of​ ​ Herbal​ ​ Juices​ ​ workshop
8:30​  ​  Breakfast
9:00​ ​   Urban​ ​ Garden​ ​ Module
10:30​ ​ Permaculture​ ​ Design-​ ​ How​ ​ do​ ​ I ​ ​ Start?
12:30​ ​ Lunch
14:00​ ​ Closing​ ​ Circle​ ​ and​ ​ Sharing
15:30​ ​ Departure


Costs & Payment

The​ ​ cost​ ​ of​ ​ this​ ​ workshop​​ is​​ Rs​​ 7500​​ which​ includes all​ meals,​ accommodation​ and educational​ materials. All​ proceeds will​ be​ utilised​ to​ run​ the farm. The details about payment can be read below under the sign up form.


Sign up

To sign up for this workshop please use this form here. To confirm your place please also make the payment right away. The details you can read right below the contact form. Only then your participation is binding.

Thank you and see you soon!


How to pay

Contribution: Rs. 7500 per participant

Transfers From Indian Banks:
Towards: Solitude Permaculture Workshop 2018
Account Name: Auroville Maintenance
Account Number: 163101000118
Bank: ICICI Bank, Auroville
IFSC Code: ICIC0001631


Please make the transaction and send us the acknowledgement/ transaction details. We will confirm your participation upon receiving the transaction details.

Please send this per e-mail to: solitudepermaculture@gmail.com


Accommodation & Stay

You stay at the farm, we have basic accommodation

What to bring: You’ll live in a farm and work on the farm the 3 days. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, hats & caps, sleeping bag/ bed sheets to make your stay comfortable here.


Please write back to us if you have any more questions or for more information, contact Krishna: +91-9843319260

Solitude Farm & Cafe Team