(Source: Solitude Farm Facebook Page)
Solitude Farm is a farm community using permaculture methods for growing crops on a six-acre property in Auroville, India. Farm owners base their planting methods on Masanou Fukuoka’s philosophy of natural farming. The farm grows different vegetables, lentils, fruits, oil seeds, millets and rice. As part of their sustainable agricultural activities, the farm members also practice green building techniques and alternative energy methods.
Projects in Progress
According to the farm’s blog , they are now in the sowing season for red rice. The farm used green manure and composting on 300 sq meters of field to enrich the soil. The whole process took 6 months. When weeds grew they were pulled and used as mulch.
The farm is experimenting with this technique based from Msanobu Fukuoka’s theories. Solitude Farm hopes to replicate this model with other crops if planting is successful.
As the farm hosts different volunteers, more work is needed on agricultural endeavors.
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