Maya Ganesh

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:

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.

What’s happening:

  • 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