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Kiruba Shankar

Food Forest Workshop at Vaksana Farms

I’m very excited for the Food Forest Workshop that’s taking place at Vaksana Farms, my 13 acre farm in Tamilnadu. It’s happening this weekend on 6 & 7 January.

The party I’m most excited is meeting other farm enthusiasts who are coming from across India. It’s going to be an amazing two days of knowledge sharing.

I’ve just begun the food forest journey at the farm and this workshop was the perfect reason for me to spend quality time preparing for it. I’m not coming in as an expert but as a facilitator to bring out the best from the participants. On Sunday, we are visiting the established farm in Auroville to learn from experience who have been farming for close to two decades.

There’s an intense goal setting for our farms in 2018 and this should be exciting. I’ll soon share my experience and photos from the workshop.


A sneak peek of the incredible Catherynne M. Valente’s Pep Talk

“Write something true. Write something frightening. Write something close to the bone. You are on this planet to tell the story of what you saw here. What you heard. What you felt. What you learned. Any effort spent in that pursuit cannot be wasted. Any way that you can tell that story more truly, more vividly, more you-ly, is the right way.

So holler. Tell it loud and tell it bright and tell it slant and tell it bold. Tell it with space whales and silent films or tell it with quiet desperation or tell it with war or tell it with dragons or tell it with tall ships or tell it with divorce in the suburbs or tell it with dancing skeletons and a kraken in the wings.”


Advice from Steven Pressfield, author of 12 books

Brilliant advice from Steven Pressfield, author of 12 books: “If you want to write, plant your backside in front of the typewriter. Don’t get up from the chair, no matter how many brilliantly-plausible reasons your resistance-churning brain presents to you. Sooner or later your fingers will settle onto the keys. Not long after that, I promise, the goddess will slip invisibly but powerfully into the room.”