Tamarind Valley Collective (TVC)

As the name indicates, it is a collective of like-minded people who have come together to evolve a sustainable living concept. We are currently 52 families that care about the degradation of natural resources globally and would like to experiment with a living style that reduces consumption and incorporates naturally supported cyclical systems. 

TVC is a 100-acre farm collectively owned by these families. Due to exploitative farming practices, the farmland was degraded when we bought it. For the past three years, the community has been using permaculture principles to regenerate the farm's fertility naturally.

“Modern research divides nature into tiny pieces and conducts tests that conform neither with natural law nor with practical experience. The results are arranged for the convenience of research, not according to the needs of the farmer.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka

"Have you ever woken up in the morning and looked out of the window, or gone out and looked at the trees and the spring dawn? Live with it. Listen to all the sounds, to the whisper, the slight breeze among the leaves. See the light on a leaf and watch the sun coming over the hill, Over the meadow; and the dry river, or sheep grazing across the hill. Watch them; look at them with a sense of affection, care that you do not want to hurt a thing. When you have such communion with nature, then your relationship with another person becomes simple, clear, without conflict." - J Krishnamurthi


“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” ― Wendell Berry