Gratitude for our Sustainability journey

It takes a village to raise a child, it is said. I think – It also takes a village to run a farm. Economies of large scale and consumerism don’t favour the sustainability movement one bit. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Almost none of the industries, which rely on resources from nature, care about recharging the source…

A note on Climate Change

Over the past one century, the amount of destruction liberalized capitalist and communist countries have imposed upon this planet and human society has been enormous. This is a result of a system propagated by Government, Businesses and Civil Society. We can’t blame one arm of the civilization alone. The blame is on everyone. If you…

Why we should know better than to choose Hydroponics?

A lot of urban farming success stories have now been because of the installation of vertical farms. This technology is based on hydroponics or aquaponics and are built within city limits. I am not in favour of these farms and wanted to present my arguments to y’all. I have not looked at the numbers of…

Cyclone Fani: A Photo Blog of the farm

A Jowar (sorghum) crop under the neem shade looks darker than under full sun A mulched (with hay from the rice harvest) native brinkal bed retaining a lot of the rain water from the Cyclone Fani One of the only 2 mighty Agathi trees in the farm has fallen to the short but ferocious windstorm…

The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Vivasayee /ʋɪʋəsɑ:ji/ विवसायी விவசாயி Tamil Noun. 1. Farmer The occasion of Pongal seemed like an appropriate time for me to give you guys an update of the goings-on at the farm my parents, Noushadya and I have been spending the last 6…