Probably the best thing about Auroville has been all the great Organic small farms to see and explore. We got to know the Buddha Garden quite well, and had the chance to check out a bunch of places. Two of our favorites have been Solitude Organic and Pebble Garden.
|The entrance to the farm|
|Field of rice|
They were growing rice and food using a method known as "do nothing" farming. I'm into this. It's a style and philosophy inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka. I read the book and it changed my perspective on food.
|Rice sitting out in the sun to dry|
|Bicycle powered flour grinder, there is a grinder beside it another bike.|
|Ginger with corn taller than she is|
|Mmm, want to grow...|
The days start with a quick foggy sunrise, and a long colorful sunset. It will be hard to leave our little hut in the field.
|Baby goat in the farm beside us|
|Mama goat in the path to Buddha Garden|
|We went to a cotton exposition as well, very interesting|
We went for a tour of the Pebble Garden which is half soil regeneration and half seed saving. They grew an amazing amount of vegetables, mostly for seed. The man running the farm was the cutest farmer ever, and everything about the farm was beautiful. They had a very nice second story loft I wouldn't mind living in.
|Mosquito nets to avoid cross pollination|
|To create soil, they make a bed full of compostable matter and use twigs with will decompose eventually into the bed|
|Big Chinese cabbage|