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A Short History Of Solitude Farm
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Located near the Visitor Center, behind the International House, Solitude was started in January 1996 by a group of young Aurovilians with the vision of creating a self-sustainable farming community.  Krishna, one of the pioneers, has developed the farm using the natural farming principles of Masanobu Fukuoka (author of ''The One Straw Revolution'') and Permaculture techniques.  The farm is a 6 acre plot and grows indigenous millets and rice, oil seeds, grams and pulses, a wide diversity of vegetables and a variety of fruit trees.
  
Located near the Visitor Center, behind the Tibetan pavilion, Solitude was started in January 1996 by a group of young Aurovillians with the vision of creating a self-sustainable farming-community.<br>Krishna, one of the pioneers has developed the farm with the ideas of Masanobu Fukuoka (one straw revolution) and permaculture techniques.<br>The farm is a 6 acres plot and grows indigenous millets and rice, oil seeds, grams and pulses, a wide diversity of vegetables and 16 varieties of fruit trees.<br>They aim of creating a dynamic integrated lifestyle, leaving space for music and arts with farming as the foundation of the community. <br>The farm also runs an organic restaurant, called CHANDNI’ S and serves lunches and dinners with food grown on the farm and from other Auroville farms. The produce from the farm also goes to Auroville shops and the solar kitchen. <br>There are 6 people living at Solitude with a healthy floating population of volunteers who are welcome to dive into the life on the community.<br>The farm is self sustainable financially due to the restaurant and contributions from volunteers, but they seek donations for infrastructure development.<br>The farm has just submitted a project to get funds for the construction of an educational centre, to develop courses on experiential sustainability, a new dormitory and a food processing unit/kitchen/restaurant. For more information about Solitude farm you can go to our webside [http://solitudefarm.blogspot.com/]
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The aim of Solitude is to manifest a dynamic integrated lifestyle, incorporating music and arts with farming as the foundation of a vibrant community. The farm runs an organic restaurant and serves daily lunches made with food grown on the farm. Solitude also runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, whereby subscribers receive baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables weekly.
  
<br>Contact:<br>Email Krishnamckenzie@auroville.org.in <br>Landline: 0413262268<br>Mobile: 9976681458<br>Facebook: solitude farm auroville<br>
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Solitude welcomes volunteers to join the farm work in the mornings (8 to 12:30) and then to stay for lunch.  Experiential learning is a strong element of what Solitude is all about.
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Solitude hosts the annual Lively Up Your Earth Eco-Music Festival.  The third annual festival will be held on February 2, 2013.
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For more information about the farm, its volunteer and internship programs, and its activities please visit [http://www.aurovillepermaculture.com/ aurovillepermaculture.com].
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<br>'''Contact:'''<br>
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Email: krishnamckenzie@auroville.org.in <br>
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Landline: 0413 262 2068<br>
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Mobile: 997 6681458<br>
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Facebook: [http://www.facebook.com/solitudefarm Solitude Farm & Organic Kitchen]

Revision as of 14:57, 7 November 2012

Located near the Visitor Center, behind the International House, Solitude was started in January 1996 by a group of young Aurovilians with the vision of creating a self-sustainable farming community. Krishna, one of the pioneers, has developed the farm using the natural farming principles of Masanobu Fukuoka (author of The One Straw Revolution) and Permaculture techniques. The farm is a 6 acre plot and grows indigenous millets and rice, oil seeds, grams and pulses, a wide diversity of vegetables and a variety of fruit trees.

The aim of Solitude is to manifest a dynamic integrated lifestyle, incorporating music and arts with farming as the foundation of a vibrant community. The farm runs an organic restaurant and serves daily lunches made with food grown on the farm. Solitude also runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, whereby subscribers receive baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables weekly.

Solitude welcomes volunteers to join the farm work in the mornings (8 to 12:30) and then to stay for lunch. Experiential learning is a strong element of what Solitude is all about.

Solitude hosts the annual Lively Up Your Earth Eco-Music Festival. The third annual festival will be held on February 2, 2013.

For more information about the farm, its volunteer and internship programs, and its activities please visit aurovillepermaculture.com.


Contact:
Email: krishnamckenzie@auroville.org.in
Landline: 0413 262 2068
Mobile: 997 6681458
Facebook: Solitude Farm & Organic Kitchen