Category Archives: Organic Farming
The 3rd Auroville and Puducherry Village Heritage Festival - 2016 hosted at Bamboo land, Kottakarai witnessed various traditional and heritage stalls from villages around Auroville. Mr.Kavithai Ganeshan who is involved in heritage seed planting has shared his experience with us regarding heritage seeds and the importance of returning to traditional lifestyle.
We met Krishna this morning at Solitude kitchen, where manoges were already put on the shelves, and women planning the delicious lunch out of vegetables, grains and fruits picked up today form the farm. Krishna's personal path, an evolution over past 21 years brought him to the point when he is trying actively connect all the members of community into food production on our lands. Initiative with name "Slow Food Movement" is for the people, to be proactive and interactive, shifting form individual to a collective level, each taking a part.
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 ?
After her presentation at the Freeland bookshop Nina gave us a special interview on her book explaining 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 would need help to know how to manage more successfully organic food in order to make it more available. She also finds Auroville is a great place to learn because of the amount of organic farms and the good eco system it offers.
Terra Soul is a new farm project. They are making possible, combining the farm with a rich community life. Thanks to the workshops they are doing, attracts many volunteers, and can make possible a harmonious sustainability. Juan is one of the stewards of Terra Soul.
March 22 was the day the new FoodLink complex held its formal opening ceremonies.
FoodLink is the marketing connection for Auroville's 19 farms. Beginning with a blessing and song and ending with a walk through the FoodLink Farm, Auroville Radio is bringing it to you.
Interviewees are, Dorle, the architect; Lakshmi, who packages at the current facility; Jeff, a long time farmer; Adit, Raji and Gino, who were enjoying the procedings; Thomas who gives a historical background; Christian and Flore from Auro Orchard, and Vivek, doctor of organic farming who is insuring healthy and productive growings at FoodLink Farm.
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.
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.