SCFP 2018

What is it?

A community farming initiative in Sonave, just outside Mumbai, where we learn to farm and get access to real food.

Key Features

• Learn about farming, by actually farming on a dedicated piece of land
• Food gyan by Rujuta and her team
• Heritage meals and recipes
• Farm stay with family*
• Sessions with farming experts
In addition, you
• Contribute to the local farmers by buying their produce directly from them
• Also get fresh, natural produce from what you grow yourself
• 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

You get what you grow

Farmers market

The produce from what you grow is shared equally between all participants. In addition, premium produce like fruits, vegetables, rice, oils, etc., from Rujuta’s family farm is also shared as per availability.For every session, local farmers will be invited to bring their fresh produce and you can buy it directly from them, contributing to their welfare.


• One pre-decided Sunday every month for 2 hours (9 – 11am)
• Including 5 special Sundays in the year
• You can sign up for full year or for any special Sunday

Dates for SCFP 2018

Cost for SCFP

(to be paid in full)
Cost (in ₹)
One adult32,000
Two adults signing up together50,000
Children below 12Free
Children (12 -18 years)16,000
Nutrition/ medical students16,000
Special Sundays5,000
- Seats are limited and we go by first paid, first in system
- Fees is non-refundable and non-transferable

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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.

Getting there

50 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


Highlights from SCFP 2017
ActivityFood Basket

1) Plucked Cabbages
2) Understood about Bors (neglected & under utilized specie)
Beetroot, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Drumsticks, Palak, Ridge gourd (shiralu), Lemon grass, Tej pata (bay leaf)

1) Extracted sunflower seeds
2) Harvested black til
3) Harvested beetroot
Round doodhi, Pumpkin, Drumstick, Methi leaves, Beetroot, Long doodhi, Sunflower seeds, Rye, Sabja seeds, Vaal.

1) Plucked Onions
2) Hand pounded rice from our fields
Onions (red and white), Hand pounded rice, Sunflower seeds, Onion seeds, Banana and Groundnuts

1) Harvested roots of walla
2) Sowed Bhindi and desi white corn seeds
3) Cold pressed Til oil (sesame) & Ground nut oil (kacchi ghani) from the field
Groundnut oil in steel containers, Til oil in glass bottles, Ground nuts, Kesar Mangoes, Adulsa leaves, Karvanda, Khus leaves and Walla (Khus roots)

1) Plucked the rice saplings
2) Transplanted rice
Ambadi, Kadi Patta, Tez Patta, Banana flower and Banana

1) Planted Tur and Vaal(Pulses)
2) Planted Bel and other Ayurvedic trees along the boundary
Dudhi, Galka, Ambadi, Kari patta and Laal maath (Red leafy vegetable)

Pics from previous 2 years of SCFP

For more pics of Sonave Click here

Get in touch


402/403, Ram Krishna Chambers,
Opp - Maple showroom,
Linking Road, Khar west,
Mumbai – 400052
Call us: +91 80808 24276
Or write to us anytime at:

An initiative by
Rujuta Diwekar