Weekend Diary: Learn How to Compost, Grow Microgreens in Delhi & Bengaluru

Utilise this weekend to the fullest and clear off all the blues. With aquaponics, composting and natural soaps, this weekend is set to be lit!

Weekends are for relaxing. But they can also be super productive and used to learn to a new skill!

So if you are in Bengaluru, Delhi, Auroville or Erode this weekend, here are some cool workshops you can attend.

1. Auroville: Learn the basics of permaculture

auroville weekend workshop

Nothing is as nutritious as chemical-free local produce. But how do you identify the truly local produce? More importantly, how do you utilise them in your everyday diet?

Learn this, and also the basics of permaculture in an exciting workshop this weekend. Permaculture is a farming method that nurtures an entire ecosystem, that not only results in a bountiful of produce but also makes farms self-sustainable.

Excited to have clean food? Follow this link to book your place in the workshop.

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 9 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: Rs 500

2. Auroville: Natural soap making

auroville weekend workshop

Tired of how regular soaps leave your skin dry? Well, Solitude farms in Auroville is holding a 6-hour workshop to teach you how to make soaps in your home.

You can keep these fragrant, natural soaps in your bathrooms or gift them to your loved ones.

This weekend, you can make your bathroom super sustainable! Click here to book your slot now.

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: Rs 500

3. Erode: Advanced soap making

erode weekend workshop

Do you want to take the hobby of making soap up a notch? Head to Erode for this advanced workshop.

The facilitator, Kaviraj, will not only teach you to make soap on a large scale but also dive into the details of setting up a commercial plant and starting your own business of chemical-free soap. All this, only for Rs 3,500!

Follow this link for more details like the exact location and to book your place in the workshop.

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Cost: Rs 3,500

4. Bengaluru: Learn the tricks of composting

bengaluru weekend workshop

Spend just Rs 600 and turn your kitchen waste into pure treasure. How? Composting, of course.

Now, some of you may have reservations and concerns about the process, smell, flies and whatnot.

But, Priti Rao is here to address just that. This ecopreneur from Bengaluru has successfully helped over 60 families start composting.

Learn the magic of composting, Bengaluru. Click here to book your slot now!

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: Rs 600

5. Bengaluru: Get to know urban farming

bengaluru weekend workshop

Ashok Kumar, an urban farmer, has not only perfected methods of urban farming but has also taught these methods to over 65,000 people. He has played a pivotal role in growing 5200 terrace gardens across Bengaluru.

This weekend, learn from the MBA graduate who left his job to help Bengaluru stand true to its title of the garden city.

Follow this link to book your place before the slots are full.

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: Rs 750

6. Bengaluru: Be a professional farmer with aquaponics

bengaluru weekend workshop

Let the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants help you eat organic produce! Bengaluru, this two-day workshop is all you need to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics.

According to Bharath, the facilitator and founder of the Eat Neat Project, you can grow up to 30 plants in just four square feet of floor area through this urban farming method.

Excited to learn the tricks of the trade? Head here to book your slots now!

Workshop Date: 7 & 8 December, 2019
Timings: 10:30am to 5:30pm
Cost: Rs 9,500

7. Delhi: Grow your own microgreens

Microgreens don’t just make gourmet food look pretty, but are super nutritious. And if purchasing them is proving to be expensive, learn to grow the superfood this weekend.

Swati Jain will show you how you need only a small container as a base and then cover the details of sowing, growing, harvesting and consuming them. Healthy food need not be bland or costly!

Click here to book your place before the slots are full.

Workshop Date: 7 December 2019
Timings: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost: Rs 1,999

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(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)

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