Workshops

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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 by no means a resort but the authenticity of the 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*

Day 1
Arrival – Check-in
12:30 pm Lunch and Orientation
3:00 pm Tour of the farm
4:30 pm Tea
5:00 pm Introduction circle and Natural liquid soap making
6:30 pm Fukuoka reading
7:30 pm Dinner
Day 2
6:00 am Wake up
6:15 am Meditation
6:30 am Seva
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Permaculture workshop
10-10:30 Tea
10:30 -12:30 pm Permaculture workshop
12:30 – 03:00 pm Shower, rest and Lunch
3-5:00 pm Community garden project
5:30 pm Tea and showers
6:30 pm Fukuoka reading
7:30 pm Dinner and Live Music

Day 3
6:00 am Wake up
6:30 am Seva
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Permaculture workshop ( nursery work )
10-10:30 am Tea
10:30 – 12:30 pm Local food cooking workshop
2:30 – 4:30 Closing sessions – presentation in pairs
5:00 pm Departure

* This not a fixed schedule and is subject to change

The fee for the workshop is Rs. 6000/- (including accommodation, all meals, teaching materials and activities).

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.

 

 

 To Register please fill the form for the respective date

Registration form for 20th February to 22nd February 2015