The Food Forest Workshop is two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop to help you create a perennial food system on your farm that is inspired by beauty, creativity, and abundance of a natural forest.

April 28 & 29, 2018, Vaksana Farms
icons8-sprout-50


FOOD FOREST

Grow a beautiful, dense, lush green, diverse edible forest where every single fruit tree, shrubs, greens, and climbers are edible and beneficial to you.

icons8-new-topic-50 (1)


TOPICS

The two-day, intensive, hands-on workshop goes in-depth into the science and art of creating a beautiful food forest with field visits to mature food forests.

icons8-treehouse-50


VENUE

The workshop takes place in a beautiful quaint little farmhouse located in the middle of Vaksana Farms, a 13-acre transitional organic farm in a remote village.

farmer-kiruba-farm-icon


TUTOR

Kiruba Shankar is CEO of a digital firm during weekdays and a farmer during weekends. He is passionate about creating a robust, healthy, financially successful farm.

THE TOPICS

Our Farm Status Quo & Goals

Introduction to Forest Gardening

Designing a Food Forest from Scratch

The 7 Layer Method of Stacking

Miyawaki Method of Creating Forests

Pareto's Principle of Farm Design: The 80/20 rule of design.

Importance of Diversity on the Farm

Permaculture Principles: Designing the Zones on your Farm.

No-Dig Farming Techniques

Soil Testing and Water Testing

Selecting the Right Saplings based on your soil type.

Master List of Tropical Fruit Trees, Shrubs and Plants

Soil Building Techniques

Composting and Vermicomposting

Mulching Techniques

Succession Planting

Companion Planting

Disease Control: Organic Fertilizers

Living Fences to protect the farm

Integrated Farming Techniques

Cows, Goats, Chickens, and Ducks: Using Animals on the Farm.

Effective Irrigation Methods

Creating your own Nursery to grow your own saplings

Farm Business: Profitable ways to earn revenue from the farm

No Waste Methodology: How to put everything to use on the farm.

Watching Inspiring Videos of Food Forest Success

Farm Visits

Skype Calls with Food Forest Gardeners.

Useful Resources: Good Websites, FB Groups, Books, and Videos.

Bucket lists: Visualizing your Dream Farm

Our 100 Day plan for the Farm.

MEET THE PARTICIPANTS

amar-ramesh-interview-crazyengineers-foodforest
AMAR RAMESH
CEO, StudioA Photography
member4
DINESH KUMAR
CEO, Sedin Technologies
member2
KALPANA MANIVANNAN
Teacher, PSBB Millenium
member5
SURESH RANGARAJAN
Country Head, OpTech
iamanentrepreneur-startup-foodforestt
ANSOO GUPTA
COO, Pinstorm
Jacob-Cherian-foodforest
JACOB CHERIAN
CoFounder, Modern Media
MANIVANNAN-RANGANATHAN
MANIVANNAN RANGANATHAN
Product Head, TCS
member3
VENKATESH PANNIRSELVAN
CEO, FITA & INFINIX

JOIN THE FOOD FOREST WORKSHOP

This is much more than a 2-day workshop. It's being part of a tight, close-knit community of passionate permaculture farmers who are determined to build the farm of their dreams. We have only 14 seats for the workshop and the only one in 2018. Take advantage of the early bird pricing of Rs.6500. After March 1, the cost increases to Rs.9000.

Rs.9000 Rs.6500