To share the beauty of discovering, cooking, enjoying Auroville-grown food, cultivated and wild, & connection with each other, with soil, water, what nourishes us - back to our Roots.
If some of us feel like to, we can meet for sharing, cooking, potluck, farm/nature walk/work.
Or how to organize the implementation, the action and the understanding of how to make a circle garden…
by Krishna Mckenzie, Solitude Farm - Auroville
HOW TO MAKE IT?
- DIG A TRENCH
A single garden requires circular space of 3 metres diameter including pathways and trenches. Water is absolutely essential for this garden. Wastewater from the communities can be used for this purpose.
- COLLECT MULCH
Mulching around the plants and trenches along and with the circle will also reduce irrigation needs.
- FILL TRENCH WITH MULCH
Green, dry or wet is fine.
- ADD COMPOST AND LEVEL BED
- START PLANTING
For now plant only fruit tree, it is the heat season... What you can plant right now is the Ramphal (during may) in the middle of your circle garden. Around the circle, there is a banana, drumstick, papaya tree, turkey berry ans some spinaches and tapioca... As long as you water and mulch them.
- Pending July for planting the seeds...
WHAT IS A CIRCLE GARDEN?
A circle garden is based on the concept of Permaculture, integrating a variety of plants of different physiologies and time durations.
The circle garden has a central fruit tree such as Bullock’s heart, Custard Apple, Soursop, Citrus, Jackfruit etc., and other local plants such as Drumstick, Banana, Papaya, Chaya, Wild Chili, Curry leaf, Sweet leaf, Turkey Berry, Aloe Vera, Lemongrass, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Spinaches, Gourds, Pumpkins, Ladies finger, Clitoria ternatea etc. growing around the fruit tree. All these plants grow easily, use less water, have high nutritional and medicinal values and taste great.
A circle garden is a great way to initiate a community garden project and pick up the skills and attitudes required to explore our relationship with where our food comes from.
This garden requires limited time and resources, can be managed easily by a single person and can be created right outside your house, in community spaces, along fences, around parking plots, in schools, around PTDC, Solar Kitchen, Auroville library, Visitor Center etc. The possibilities are limitless!
Many communities have already reached out and have started to create their gardens. The best time to start these gardens is NOW!
We are happy to provide plants, seeds, contacts for composts, biomass, ideas and energy to start in Auroville communities. We will also follow up on the progress of the gardens and offer continuing support.
DEEP ADAPTATION Auroville is a collective of information exchange on climate change, the socio-environmental collapse and adaptation to its consequences in Auroville and the bioregion in order to move into practical actions towards more mutual-aid and solidarity, resilience and sustainability.
DEEP ADAPTATION Coordination Group is a group of dedicated aurovilians who coordinates initiative and needs of Deep Adaptation Auroville.
DEEP ADAPTATION is a concept developed by Prof. Jem Bendell. based on the acceptance of abrupt environmental transformation as a decision-making factor today www.jembendell.com
Use the support video from Jem Bendell to help you to integrate the questions:
OR Go directly to MATTER OF RESILIENCE to get the 4 questions.
you can answer one question per day:
- Read the question, take a deep breath, make silence at about the question…
- Keep the question in mind during the day… See what’s coming to you. Write your answer on paper.
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We are now facing a global crisis, external as internal. The lockdown during the last month forces us to experience feeling like worries, frustration, stress, insecurity
It forces us to be with ourselves. How do we live the lockdown? How do we feel?
In this context of social collapse, the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances to survive in a new environment leads us to ask the following questions:
- Resilience – which asks us “how do we keep what we really want to keep?”
A number explanations or definitions are given from both a physical and psychological perspective. In pursuit of a conceptual map of “deep adaptation,” the resilience of human societies can be conceived as the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances so as to survive with valued norms and behaviors. The question is asked “What are the valued norms and behaviors that human societies will wish to maintain as they seek to survive?”.
- Relinquishment – which asks us “what do we need to let go of in order to not make matters worse?”
The concept involves people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviors, and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse (e.g. withdrawing from coastlines, shutting down vulnerable industrial facilities, or giving up expectations for certain types of consumption).”
- Restoration – which asks us “what do we bring back to help us with the coming difficulties and tragedies?”
“It involves people and communities rediscovering attitudes and approaches to life and organisation that our fossil fuel-based civilization has eroded. (e.g. re-wilding landscapes so they provide more ecological benefits and require less management, changing diets back to match the seasons, rediscovering non-electronically powered forms of play, and increased community-level productivity and support).
- Reconciliation - which asks us “What could I make peace with to lessen suffering?”
This question incorporates the idea of Reconciliation with one’s death, including any difficulties and regrets in one’s life, any anger towards existence itself (or God). It also invites reconciliation between peoples, genders, classes, generations, countries, religions and political persuasions.
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