Past Events

2021: Aug 21 - Of Seeds and Saplings and Growing trees

One of the primary dreams for any new farm owner is to plant and grow trees. We envision having a large canopy of trees providing not just visual appeal but also produce clean air to breath. If you are new to setting up a farm then you will have lots of questions. What trees to grow? How to grow them? Should I buy from nurseries or just grow them from seeds?  This one day workshop will take you through our journey, answer questions around how you could grow ecologically pioneer species saplings at your farm.
Seed bed preperation
Nursery - Saplings bed preparation in progress

Following will be the schedule for the program

8:30-9:00 Arrival- Welcome, familiarize yourself with the place
9:00-9:30 Breakfast
9:30 to 10:30 Types of seeds, Germination process, Improving germination rates 
10:30 to 11:00 Break
11:00 to 01:00 Tour of the farm to familiarize with the plant species, their characteristics and functions. 
01:00 to 02:00 Lunch break
2:00 to 3:30 Seedling to Saplings, bagging your seedlings, sapling planting demonstration. 
3:30 to 4:00 Tea break
4:00 to 4:30 Final Q&A and wrap up

The workshop will be conducted by Praveen Ram.
Having worked for wildlife conservation, he has walked pristine and virgin forests of around Mysore, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu. In the process he understood how the eco-systems work and their symbiotic relationships. Trees, shrubs and plants form the core of any healthy eco system. He believes that in a forests we must try to mimic these systems as much.
Cost : INT 1,650 / Person
The cost is an all inclusive cost. Please carry your water bottle, a cap, sun-glasses and sun-screen. The hands-on session can be quite laborious and if you are not able to do it yourself, you can choose to watch and learn 🙂

What to expect?

TVC is a 100-acre permaculture farm run by 52 families experimenting with a living style that reduces consumption and incorporates naturally supported cyclical systems.

Details about how to reach are here. Basic etiquettes while you are at the farm are listed here.

The farm is still in the regeneration phase. The weather is pleasant during Aug - Feb.

March to July are hot months, with day temperatures reaching 38+ degrees.

The area of the farm is large and has multiple terrains. You should be able to drive up to the entrance of the farm. Access to various parts of the farm is on foot, and you be comfortable with that. We have farm staff staying in the farm quarters and will take care of you while you are at the farm.

We have some amiable dogs with them at the farm. For any reason, if you feel uncomfortable, please inform the farm staff.

We have a common food hut/pergola where you can keep your things, have food, etc. It also has charging points for the phone. We usually prepare simple food and are happy to share it with the guests.