This workshop is an exploration of the values of local food which is at the very heart of permaculture. Local foods are easy to grow thus are found in abundance. They use less water, have high nutritional & medicinal values, are non-exclusive and have no ecological cost. All in all, exploring & eating local foods is the most simple and direct action we can have to undermine the vast exploitation and pollution caused by industrialised agriculture.
Contents of the Workshop:
Exploring man’s relationship with Mother Nature and where his food comes from.
A tour of the farm, exploring various practices in context with a specific focus on understanding the values of local foods, their medicinal & nutritional values etc.
Harvest upto 25-30 different local foods; leaves, roots, flowers, fruits, wild vines etc.
At the kitchen, we display the produce and prepare it into a delicious salad, a tribal booster juice and a green chutney which is served with our localicious lunch.
To close the workshop, we read a chapter from Masanobu Fukuoka’s book The One-Straw Revolution, to demonstrate that this is no idle philosophy but something lived every day at Solitude Farm.
Workshop Facilitator: Krishna Mckenzie, born in England has lived the last 26 years in the International township of Auroville, Tamilnadu, South India. He started and runs Solitude Farm & Organic farm cafe and is widely recognised for his work in permaculture, natural farming, local food and ‘Nutritional Cultural Identity’.Krishna Mc