Organic Farming - Naturally sustainable food

Nina`s interview on her book
by Marie Fouquet   
Monday, 20 January 2014

Organic farms are good for your health (Photographer: The Alternative)After her presentation at the Freeland bookshop Nina gave us a special interview on her book to explain where, how and why "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India". She is actually in Auroville working at Solitude farm to get some practical farming experience. She finds that Auroville could do with some help in order to more successfully manage to make organic food more readily available. She finds Auroville to be a great place to learn because of the amount of organic farms and the good eco system that the place offers. Read more

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Organic book by Nina Osswald
by Marie Fouquet   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Nina at the Freeland bookshop explaining economies of scale to make organic food more available in India (Photographer: Simon)Last Wednesday night, Nina Osswald, who co-authored "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India" together with Manoj K. Menon, gave us a very interesting and instructive presentation at the Freeland bookshop. Her research is based on how organic food is being marketed and sold in Indian cities. The presentation focused on key challenges and success strategies for this. Organic food is becoming more readily available in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. Osswald is currently working on an organic farm in Auroville in order to gain some practical farming experience. Read more

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Basket for Busy People
by Chandana   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Gino (Photographer: Hannah)On Monday the FOOD LINK opened up a new service - a busy people basket, which  is for people who work and can only come later when all good food is taken. So whoever  cant come can call food link or Gino and they will tell you what is the current situation in stock of vegetables, fruits, and processed food,, and you can take your order, and pick it up later. !!! Read more

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What`s Up AuroAnnam?
by Kristen   
Wednesday, 01 May 2013
Mawite describes changes at AuroAnnam over the past 2 years (Photographer: Kristen)AuroAnnam Farm is among Auroville's oldest parcels of land. Most recently it was a demonstration site for organic cashews. Mawite has been caring for AuroAnnam and putting energy into making it a lively yet peaceful green entryway into Auroville. There is a question whether Auroville will keep the land or exchange it, making future plans for the place somewhat tenuous. Hear Mawite explain the situation at AuroAnnam on Earth Day weekend - first with a walk around the land and chant led by Kaya, then a presentation back at the Farmers' Cafe. Read more

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Krishna n`est pas seul a solitude
by Alex   
Friday, 08 March 2013
Krishna a Solitude (Photographer: Alex)Krishna a simplement choisi de suivre ses inspirations, la musique et la permaculture. Il s'occupe de la ferme Solitude a Auroville, ou il acceuil des volontaires qui souhaite partager son projet de vie ; produire "une nourriture saine et pleine de bon sens". Passionner et passionant Krishna aime partager ces connaissances et mettre en place de nouveaux projets. Il nous raconte son parcours et ce qui l'a ammener a s'interesser a l'alimention et a l'agriculture naturelle. Peut-etre que le bien etre passe part notre alimentation ? Read more

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Agricultural Awareness Campaign
by Stella   
Monday, 12 March 2012
Njal (Photographer: Stella)'What is the worlds biggest pest? Its the human being' Njal, who has lived in Auroville for 22 years, is trying to create environmental awareness and is fighting the chemical treatment of Cashew plants inside and around Auroville. Njal, der seit über 22 Jahren in Auroville lebt, will aufklären. Mit seiner Awareness Campaign versucht er, die Zusammenhänge von Krankheiten und den chemischen Pestiziden aufzudecken und die Dorfbewohner zu überzeugen, dass natürliche Mittel gesünder, effektiver und besser für Natur, Mensch und Tiere sind. Read more

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Fields are getting ready again
by Miriam   
Saturday, 07 January 2012
Jorge (Photographer: Miriam)After a week of cyclone Jorge from Windarra Farm is also of those who cherish what the natural calamity brought out of us as human beings. As he mentions in between that the spirit of Auroville became alive. There is love and care amongst people giving to whoever might need it, and he feels proud to be here at this time. For Windarra, which is and organic farm, will also take few months to bring short term crops, and a year, years to bring back fruit trees. They estimate that 90% of cashew trees in the area are either uprooted or affected. Read more

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New Birth and Lively Up
by Miriam   
Thursday, 05 January 2012
Krishna (Photographer: miriam)When the cyclone is on its way there's nothing a farmer can do. He can't evacuate crops. Krishna from Solitude says amongst others that now is the time to understand destruction, it is time for new birth, where we can make a step forward and what have been destroyed can be rebuild better, with more vision, more intelligence...a new birth...Krishna knows that it will take them three months before they will get some crops rotating again, and a year to get back to the level that things normally going on. But "you smile and go the best you can.." Read more

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