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Food Forest and Living Space

Introduction We’ve been living on a farm land since 2014. During the last 7 years, we have transitioned from an urban lifestyle to a farm life, homeschooled two children, built a house with traditional material and progressively increased the proportion of self-grown food. We have also created a substantial green cover on our 2-acre farm […]

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You and Him

Market is a system of interdependence. When you buy food from a farmer, the price you pay him helps him buy what he needs from someone else. So, let’s look deeper and discover the dynamics. You, the urban elite needs good, organic food. You are willing to pay a premium for organic. He buys clothes, […]

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Security and Self-Worth

As I move closer to mid forties, my two most sought after feelings are a sense of security and a sense of self-worth. By this age, the reality is more acceptable and ambitions are grounded to those realities. I wouldn’t say retirement is visible or stamina wears down with age. There is surely a long […]

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Dream.. fears.. reality…

I started on this journey of romanticizing farm living a few years back. A course in Ecology opened my horizons to alternate solutions, alternate lifestyle, alternate thinking.. well just an alternate to everything  that I was doing  J There was a rising energy within me to bring all that I had been exposed to into action. The wave […]

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The First Transition – Rishi Gangoly

Rishi Gangoly, influenced by the idea of farm living has shifted from his Chembur residence to this farm. He is a business consultant for online businesses. He hasn’t bought land, does not engage in farming, but now enjoys all the benefits of farm living. Do check his blog and visit him for reality check! https://www.whoisrishi.com/2020/10/chimantara.html

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Farm living and healthcare

WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. We must look at health as a positive attribute and we must differentiate it from medical care. While it is true that better medical infrastructure is available in the cities, it is […]

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Measuring Economic Well-Being

Measuring Economic Well-Being In the Broader Context of Well Being Well-being at micro level At individual, family and even at community level, well being can be said to be a function of fulfilment of tangible needs, a sense of self-worth, social acceptability / belongingness to a family or a group and a sense of security. […]

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Action Vs Inertia

Delving too deep in the ‘macro’ may trigger an action for systemic change, but may hinder the ability to live the change in one’s own life. Life changing actions are rooted in an event, a realisation, or an opportunity. These actions are often outside the comfort zone, even painful. Relocation to a different country, switchover […]

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We’re In ‘Post-Money’

Money is fast losing its value as a provider of security, convenience, social prestige and even basic need fulfilment. We’re in ‘Post Money’. For a long time, we’ve been used to thinking of money as a single door to multiple needs (incl wants and desires) – accumulate money for a good life, lead kids on […]

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Farm Living And Education: Macro Perspective

How would we think of education or design an education system if its primary purpose isn’t to meet the economic goal? Shouldn’t education an independent goal for a civilised society? The paradigm of education undergoes a big change when viewed from the perspective of farm living and the economic model of need fulfilment. When the objective […]

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