Farm Update | August 2022

Calving season has finally ended with two calves born back to back in the last week of August. We are now selling curd locally at Agasthiyarpuram. We will be using the revenue from curd and sale of milk from Kanmani to fund the construction of the thatch shelter for our calves. Our plans to construct…

Farm Tour & Conversation – Every Saturday

Hello everyone As some of you may know, we have been hosting a farm tour every Saturday. We started this in August last year with the objective of demonstrating that it is possible to regenerate a land with smart agro-ecological practices in a short span of 4-5 years. We have been getting a constant stream…

Homesteading update : Composting our own shit

We started construction of compost toilet in May 2019 and completed in August, the same year. The compost toilet foundation and the chamber walls, the chamber ceiling were constructed with stones, hollow bricks, cement, sand and concrete. The walls were built with self-manufactured sun-dried adobe bricks made with farm sub-soil. The roof was a madras…

Palmyra Sprouts Flour : A rare and unique Karpagatharu offering

Palmyra Sprouts Flour / பனங்கிழங்கு மாவு / ஒடியல் மாவு is a forgotten produce native to Tamil Nadu. It is grown from the seeds of the fruits of the magnificent Palmyra trees / பனை மரம். Palmyra trees are referred to as Karpagatharu (கற்பகதரு) in Sangam literature for the tremendous number of useful products the tree has…

COP26: Are India’s commitments enough?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th annual conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Around 197 countries attended. The representatives were either the country’s leaders or delegates. Here is a summary of what India what has agreed to in COP26. There are only 7…