Finally after weeks of postponing and rescheduling our meeting with Mr. Venugopal of https://www.ilearnfarming.com/, my husband and I met him at his farm in Thirukazhukundram.
We started from home early in the morning around 6:00 AM. After following directions on GPS and reaching the closest point we called him and he guided us over the phone. After a 45 min travel, we found him waiting for us in the cross roads and lead us to the farm from there on. Once we reached the farmland, he walked us through the 12 acre property covered with trees.
It was just a half-hour tour but we could get a fair idea about how knowledgeable Mr. Venugopal was from the wealth of information he shared with us. His expertise in farming seemed evident from the ease with which he was combining traditional wisdom and scientific knowledge, all the while casually walking us through and showing us around the place.
We came across a huge well that took care of irrigation in the farm and there was a small man-made pond too meant for rearing fish.
We were pleasantly surprised to know that our farm was so close to this place and it was therefore easy to show him our farm too. We did have a good discussion on how to go about starting our organic garden.
A fruitful start to our dream project…
Now only if the electricity problem gets solved, we could actually be able to start something.