Roundstone Farms
Roundstone Farms
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Commenced:
01/08/2010
Submitted:
08/08/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Near Mattupatti Village, Dindigul District, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, IN
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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Roundstone Farms

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Rural, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Roundstone Farms is a young 15 acre farm and permaculture project in the Pallani Hills.

Project Description

The farm was bought by three friends in August 2010 with the aim of creating a self-sustainable, permaculture space for education, experiments, beauty and fun :)

An interesting property - the farm is bordered on one side by a seasonal stream (we need to build a bridge to get there in the rains!) and by Reserved Forest, on the other. We sometimes get visited by Elephants and the stray Panther has been known to drop in as well. We have organic farms both directly above and below us and are lucky to be neighboured by a small community of organic farmers around us as well. 

No work has started on the land as yet - we have spent the first year observing the land, getting to know our community and setting up a space for a caretaker. At present, all three of us need to stay in the city to fund the beginning stages of the farm, so are shuttling between the two. Slow and Steady. 

 

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That Very First Swale

We will be starting to make the first of our swales in September 2011...anyone wanna learn?

Posted almost 6 years ago (8 comments)
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