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Solitude Farm

Solitude Farm

An Auroville centre for permaculture and natural farming, a sustainability project on 6 acres, integrating permaculture and natural farming with an organic restaurant and education in the form of internships and workshops.


History & Today’s organization:

Solitude was started in January 1996 by a group of young Aurovillians with the vision of creating a self-sustainable farming-community. Krishna, one of the pioneers, has developed the farm with the ideas of Masanobu Fukuoka (one straw revolution) and permaculture techniques. 

Vision & Missions:

Krishna observes that there is a real link and similarities between growing food through permaculture and build a society with humans. In permaculture as in our society, one has to generate the diversity and let nature express itself. Non-tillage techniques, mulching, intercropping and green manures, food processing, cooking, natural building, discussion, silence, art, music, poetry, film and swimming are components that make up our very unique experiential permaculture/sustainability workshops.

Solitude Farm is in the process of developing an educational syllabus  that aims at running workshops for a wide diversity of groups from village women groups, schools, farmers and people who are exploring a new lifestyle.

Leaders & Team: `

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.




Location:International Zone, Auroville 605101 Tamil Nadu India

Opportunities at Solitude Farm

Daily tasks: A variety of jobs on the field (planting, mulching, harvesting, nursery and seed saving), CSA production and delivery, help with cooking at the café. As your relationship to the farm deepens you are encouraged to find a specific area of focus : the café, media, art, seed bank, research...
Daily tasks: Preparing menus, cooking and preparing tables. Collaborate with the farm manager to set up the quantity of products needed to be harvested for the Café. Interact with the customers An artistic inclination is welcome to work on the café's ambience. Maintain the café's consistent and efficient running.
Daily tasks: Organize workshops for children. Find ressources, topics, facilitators and collaborate with all the others sectors of the farm to get into a pedagogical purpose. Collaborate with the teachers of TLC (The Learning Community), an educative unit of Auroville for children.

Workshops & Training

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