The Art of Living Permaculture Project

Venkatesh Dharmraj, along with Brecht Deriemaeker and Nick Tittle as consultants from the Surplus Permaculture Design team, designed to develop seven acres of degraded land that was offered by the Art of Living Foundation. The design was completed in July and implementation started in August. Venkatesh and his team have, over 90 days, applied the design and have already dug swales and ponds for water harvesting, raised garden beds, grown many fruit trees and support species, and built a bamboo and mud hut. The swales, he says, have started filling up the nearby ponds; the gardens have started yielding flowers, vegetables, and fodder, which are being supplied to the ashram; and the land already looks green.

“Now, the idea is to teach people and inspire them to take up permaculture to bring sustainable farming back to life”.

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Harvesting food from the annual contour gardens


The small whattle and cob education center


One Comment on “The Art of Living Permaculture Project



    The Art of Living Permacukture Site completes its first year by the end of this month. The principles and techniques of peremaculture and the design put in place by Surplus-Permaculture has worked! click the link to see the project progress.

    all the very best to Surplus Permacukture team.



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