WHO ARE THESE ODD GUMNUTS?

KUNAL KHANNA

Born into the mad hum of Mumbai, raised amongst the monkeys and mountains of Panchgani, and made independent in an adulthood in Australia, Kunal's personality is as vast and tremendous as his background. 

Kunal called Melbourne home for 13 years and there he grew and expanded -- finishing an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Masters in Environment and Sustainability. Here he and best mate, Tyson, started Overdosa, a legendary Melbourne food stall with funky beats and delicious food. Our marriage has Overdosa to thank!

Kunal is an adrenaline junkie is the one responsible for most of our most extreme antics. He loves to paraglide, mountain bike, and cliff jump. Luckily he also enjoys the peaceful activities of playing ukulele, sipping chai with our older generations, and reading a book for his plentiful library.

L​AURA CHRISTIE KHANNA

Raised in the jewel of America, the Pacific Northwest, Laura is a lady of the wild through and through - happiest in the mountains, jungles, seas, oceans, rivers, and plains. She has always been passionate and focused on food, in all of its bountiful forms and complications. Spending her time between farms and restaurants.

At the University of Washington, Laura created the first major specifically on Food Studies -- covering everything from the anthropology of food to the depths of its politics (Big Ag, Farm Bill, world hunger, Green Revolution, GMO, et al.). After moving to Australia in 2013, Laura dove into Permaculture, learning in Melbourne from Stuart Muir Wilson and later completing her Teacher Training with Rosemary Morrow.

You can find her in the kitchen -- fermenting, brewing, grinding, kneading and dancing and laughing along the way. 

YO LISTEN UP!

We believe that real change is critical for our collective future -- and we work to be agents of that change.

We believe in radical self-reliance, radical expression and radical inclusion.

We are the fun/adrenaline/party/adventure loving type -- spending our 20's and early 30's hopping from festival to festival, camping, hiking, paragliding, bush pashing, dancing, mountain biking, scuba diving, snorting out our noses with laughter and committing general acts of hooliganism. We're up for it all. We're say YES kind of people.

 

All the while, we have live intentionally - lightly & naturally, caring deeply about Mother Earth and all her creatures.  We educated ourselves -- on traditional land management, Permaculture, the injustices our tribal populations face and also hopeful strategies for the future. 

 

We are two people on the path of living well. Of connecting to our food. Of community building. Of upskilling. We hope to be beacons, mentors, inspiration for all others that feel the urge to leave the conventional and see what else is possible. Let's work together for our planet and home. It's TIME. 

Do you feel the calling too? Go to nature and listen there. You will hear. 

PS. Anyone want to start the Burner movement in India with us?!

A bit about our illustrations:​

Some of our graphics are courtesy of French cartoonist and friend 

Leo Rubion. Thanks Leo! 

If you want to commission this friendly artist genius yourself, his WhatsApp +33 6 12 62 63 47 

"Food after all is life… Every time you eat, you can make a massive change. You can throw your weight behind ecosystems, behind diversity, behind farmers. Or you can throw your weight behind greed, behind super profits, behind ill health that is killing both this planet and its people. Make your choice. It’s easy"  - Vandana Shiva

Contact Us

The Odd Gumnut Permaculture Farm

Krishna Bungalow Bhilar Estate

 Panchgani Maharashtra India

theoddgumnut@gmail.com

+91 913 608 8682

+91 740 017 5557