Maya Ganesh is a consultant on regenerative agriculture and waste management, undertakes socio-environmental research for academia and is an educator and writer. Her areas of research interest are closed-loop systems, community driven sustainable initiatives, rural-urban linkages and spiritual ecology.
She has over 16 years of work experience in the private sector and 6 years in the socio-environmental sector. She transitioned to the socio-environmental sector after a master’s degree in Environment & Sustainable Development from University College London (UCL).
Some of her projects include field work and documentation of Govardhan Ecovillage’s ‘rural outreach program’, waste management for a restaurant and working farm, urban agriculture and waste management for a school along with the students, designing curriculum around sustainable initiatives for a school, peri-urban beekeeping, community capacity building, advocacy, and education; features writing; academic research and publications.
Presented by – Maya Ganesh
Date: 08th to 09th Sept 2018
Location: Govardhan Ecovillage, P.O. Box Hamrapur, Tal: Wada, Dist: Palghar
Contact: 8291957160; Email: email@example.com
Check in on 8 Sept 12 noon
Check out on 9 Sept 10 am
4 in an AC Room – charges Rs. 5000 per head
2 In a Non-AC Room Common toilet / bath – Rs. 4000 per head
Registration will close on 31st Aug 2018.
Rates include 5 meals for 2 days
Govardhan Ecovillage is about 108 kms from Mumbai city and 233 kms from Pune city. It is a beautiful picturesque drive on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway from Mumbai and Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway from Pune. You could drive down or hire a cab to get to the Ecovillage.
- How to get started on Urban Edible Gardening indoors, on balconies, porches, backyards and terraces
- Turn your waste into wealth for your plants, segregate and recycle
- Make your own soil
- Types of seeds and where to get open pollinated seeds
- Water management, recycled water, low maintenance design, choice of plants
Hands on Experience!
- How to choose planters, what are companion plants, how to grow greens, tubers, creepers and edible weeds
- Learn to sow seeds and save seeds
- Sapling transplantation, mulching, pest control through biodiversity
- Take home saplings and seeds
08th Sept 2018 – Day 1
|10.30 to 11.30||Introduction to Urban Gardening and Waste Management||Closed loop systems – visual and discussion, photos of urban edible gardens in varied spaces and small spaces|
|11.30 to 12.30||Make your own soil||things needed: compost (1 sack ), soil or red soil (1 sack), river bed sand or cocopeat (1 sack); demo how to pot, potting mix, make your own potting mix|
|12.30 to 13.00||Introduction to household waste management||Segregation, composting in small spaces, resources|
|13.00 to 14.00||Lunch break|
|15.00 to 16.00||Composting techniques at GEV and companion planting||walk in the section where composting happens near Madan Mohan Prabhu’s office and a walk to show companion planting and polyculture next to it|
|16.00 to 17.30||Introduction to seeds,seed saving and how to store seeds||Types – GMO, Hybrid, Open pollinated/heirloom, movie clip – exerpts from the living soil|
|17.30 to 18.00||GEV seed stall outside the workshop venue||You can have a seed stall so participants can buy some seeds|
|19.00 to 21.00||Dinner|
09th Sept 2018 – Day 2
|09.30 to 10.30||Seed sowing, sapling transplantation||seeds, one small terracotta pot per participant|
|Giveaways||Giveaways – seeds, 1 sapling for each participant in a nursery bag (small Tulsi sapling)|
|10.30 to 11.30||Growing greens and herbs, sowing chart, pest control through biodiversity, microgreens||audio, visual, movie clip, discussion; Maya to demonstrate how to sow mustard microgreens|
|11.30 to 12.30||The importance of soil health and how to improve soil health; mulching||audio, visual, movie clip, discussion|
|12.30 to 13.00||Q & A, resource list sharing with email address||classroom|
|13.00 to 14.00||Lunch||Leave for Mumbai|