What is it?
Key Features• Learn farming by actually practising it
• Food gyan by Rujuta and her team
• Heritage meals and recipes
• Special focus on introducing kids to farms and real food
• Also get fresh, natural produce from what you grow yourself.
• Contribute to the local farmers by buying their produce directly from them
• Participate in community initiatives like tree plantations, pre school meals, etc.
Who can join?Everyone. As long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Especially recommended for families with young children, students and outdoor enthusiasts.
Fresh, natural food
Cost for SCFP(to be paid in full)
|Cost (in ₹) before 10th Jan 2021||Cost (in ₹) after 10th Jan 2021|
|Two adults signing up together||48,000||56,000|
|Children below 12||Free||Free|
|Children (12 -18 years)||12,000||16,000|
|Nutrition/ medical students||15,000||18,000|
|Fees for one session||5,000||5,000|
A picture postcard village, easily accessible from Mumbai, surrounded by forested hills and dotted with green rice fields. The indigenous tribal population lives in complete harmony with its surroundings. Rujuta’s family has been farming here for the last 4 generations.
30 km outside Mumbai on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad highway, we take a left at Varai Naka and drive a further 11 km to reach Sonave village.
Google map route - Here
AppendixHighlights from Previous Years
1) Plucked raddish and methi leaves
2) Sowed pumpkin seeds
|Rice, Raddish, Methi leaves, Palak, Chickoo, Lemon grass Bakul flowers|
1) Cleared & prepared bed to sow methi and palak seeds
2) Plucked tur and vaal
|Tur, Vaal, Annapurna leaves, Kadi pata, Navalkol, Raddish, Drumstick|
1) Thrashed sun-dried pods for harbara
2) Plucked tur dal and desi tamatar
|Methi, Annapurna leaves, Ambe halad, Desi tamatar, Gauthi mirchi, Gauthi baingan|
1) Plucked onions
2) Made sabudana padap
3) Stone grinding and sieving of tur pulse
4) Farmer's Market
|Onion, Tej pata, Lemon grass, Kadi pata, Goonj leaves|
1) Plucked groundnuts
2) Celebrated local berries festival
|Neem leaves, Groundnut, Groundnut oil, Banana, Coconut|
1) Sprinkled rice in the fields
|Shevda, Lal math, Alu pata, Lemon grass|
1) Plucked and transplanted rice in another field
2) Planted Jamun tree
|Drumstick leaves, Lal math, Tej patta, Kadi patta, Adu leaves|
1) Cleared weeds from herbal garden and watered plants with Jeevamrut
2) Restored soil for planted ginger roots
|Seetaphal, Laal math, Ambadi, Citronella|
1) Sowed desi tamatar, mirchi and baingan seeds
2) Prepared Diwali special oil
|Chandan, Aritha, Multani mitti, Kadipata, Drumstick leaves|