Monday, 11 September 2017

Introduction To Urban Vegetable Gardens - An Experiential Learning Workshop @ Sustainable Livelihood Institute

If you have been dreaming all along of starting your own garden for vegetables and don’t know where to start, here is where you do it. SLI has been organizing and providing training on various nuances of sustainable agriculture over 2 years for rural community leaders from across Tamilnadu and other states as well. Currently, it is launching an exclusive experiential training programme for backyard / terrace vegetable gardening for the consumer who wants to grow her own vegetables.

The programme will give a basic understanding of – local food and food culture, advantages for health in consuming self-grown food and also provide you with techniques on setting up your food garden and nurturing the same.

The course has been designed primarily for the urban consumer and is directed at providing them with an understanding and appreciation of vegetables grown in their own backyard or terrace apart from providing techniques to manage the same. The one day programme has been designed with a view of convenience for the urban consumer and comes along with package of practices that can be adopted easily.

Date: 07th October 2017
Time: 09:00 am to 05:00pm
Venue: Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Auroville.

Write to us at for more details.

Contact Deatils:
Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Kottakarai, Auroville, Villupuram District Tamil Nadu - 605 111,
Phone Number: 0413 - 2622333 / 2622690. 
Mobile Number: 97878 54557 (RajaGanesh) / 99434 64311 (Kumar)

Faculty Profile:

Subha Bharadwaj is a socially sensitive and active professional from Chennai. She has been an ardent gardener for a couple of decades now. Organic Garden Foundation provided her a platform to share the knowledge and learn more and more about the challenges and pleasures of terrace gardening. Her journey with OGF started in 2015 in organizing a seed and sapling sharing event and there’s no looking back since then. She says everyday for her has been a ‘rewarding experience’.

Raja Ganesh is an experimental learner of organic farming. Having roots in farming, he has been a professional on the way to becoming a farmer. Currently, the Programme Coordinator of SLI, Raja has been actively pursuing learning various schools of natural farming and combining them towards developing unique sustainable agriculture training programmes at SLI.

Parthasharathy belongs to a dryland farming family from rural Virudhunagar district and has been a successful farmer and farmer institution builder for over a decade and half. A consultant for several farmer producer companies today, Partha combines an unique background of skills, knowledge, experience and insights in working with several organic farming initiatives apart from setting up farms.

Ramasubramanian is the Director of SLI and a safe food activist for almost 2 decades. He has been involved in several organic farming initiatives in the state of Tamilnadu including the drafting of the yet-to-be-released policy on organic farming. He has set-up city based organic farming consumer networks, information services for the safe food consumer and also facilitating dissemination of knowledge on safe food. 

Radhakrishnan is one of the several field workers who had been directly influenced and worked with the famous organic farming guru of Tamilnadu, Sri. Nammalvar. Hailing from Villupuram, he has been involved with organic farming practices training since over 2 decades. He has been a regular faculty at SLI for preparation of organic inputs to the soil and natural pest management techniques.