|Bangalore, Karnataka, India
(projects i'm involved in)
(projects i'm following)
Ah, the tale of a city slicker with a secret green thumb! While my classmates were busy navigating the concrete jungle of the capital, my summers were spent gallivanting through the majestic peaks of the Himalayas. Yet, despite my urban upbringing, I always harbored a fascination for the natural world. From my early days of seed-soaking shenanigans under the watchful eye of my dear mother to my latest revelation about cotyledon leaves (who knew seeds had hidden surprises?), my journey into horticulture has been nothing short of enchanting.
As a seasoned software engineer, you'd think my expertise lay in coding algorithms rather than coaxing cucumbers from the soil. But alongside my decades in IT, my wife and I have harbored a not-so-secret dream: to cultivate our own patch of paradise, one pumpkin at a time.
Now, with our offspring sprouting into adulthood and our schedules loosening up, we've finally seized the opportunity to dive headfirst into sustainable living. No more dreaming of pumpkin patches—our Jonaki and Sesbania ventures are our very own oases of organic goodness, where we can finally flex our green fingers and nourish both body and soul. Who says you can't teach an old software engineer new tricks?
I am a software engineer by training and have worked over 3 decades in the IT field - in various software engineering and leadership roles in the US and in India. And yet, all along my wife and I while raising our two beautiful girls have yearned for at least a "pumpkin patch" of our own to conduct our experiments in growing food for ourselves.
With the kids being young adults now and beginning to settle down into their respective lives, we are able to give more attention to our agenda of sustainable (and pesticide-free) food production and a healthier lifestyle.Our personal projects at Jonaki and Sesbania resp, have given us that perfect avenue to express that desire!
|Permaculture Design Certificate Course
|Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
|Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Other Teachers: FDE Review Team
|Date: Jan 2017