TAKE A FARM TOUR
1 HR EXPERIENCE:
Drop us a line and schedule a 1 hour private farm tour with us to learn about Permaculture and natural farming, take home some seeds and saplings, and visit our production house to see how Kombucha, Peanut Butter and Sauerkraut get made. 750 rs. per person. Includes refreshments! Schedule over email/phone.
1/2 DAY EXPERIENCE:
We also host DOUBLE ORGANIC FARM TOURS with Mona Patrao at Red Stone Organic Farms. See details here on Airbnb Experience. Book through Airbnb or save the fees and book with us through email/phone. 1,350 rs. per person. Includes refreshments and snacks! Available for private booking for 6,500 rs. total. The double tour is a huge win - you get the benefit of seeing a new farm next to a 47 year old farm! What a difference time, devotion and organic principles make to land :)
LEARN TO BAKE SOURDOUGH
Learn the ancient art of fermenting and baking sourdough bread.
No oven at home? Bake in an OTG!
Leave with all the knowledge you need on time, temperature, and procedure. AND a portion of Laura’s wild yeast sourdough starter so you can keep baking at home!
1-1.5 hours. Chai | organic coffee | bread & butter included. 1500 rs. per person.
BREW YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA
Kombucha is an ancient health elixir made by fermenting green tea with sugar, yeast and bacteria. It’s packed full of probiotics and healthy organic acids for a strong immune system and quick digestion.
With 10 years of brewing experience, Laura and Kunal will show you how to brew your own for a lifetime! Leave with all the equipment and knowledge you need to brew, including the SCOBY (critical fermenting culture) and concentrated kombucha liquid.
2 hours. Chai | organic coffee | kombucha included. 1500 rs. per person.
NATURAL LIVING WORKSHOPS
Find freedom from chemical products & plastic packaging! At The Odd Gumnut, we make all of our own body and home cleaning products.
In this workshop, you will make and take away your own jars of shampoo and deodorant. Besides the hands on, we will discuss how to replace all your products with DIY natural solutions and we will share all of our tried and tested recipes.
1-1.5 hours. Chai | organic coffee | kombucha included. Leave with jars of deodorant, shampoo and recipes for much more. 850 rs. per person. Min. 2 ppl.
Interested in a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) or Intro to Permaculture short course?
Laura is a certified Permaculture teacher and involved with PDCs around Maharashtra. The Odd Gumnut will begin hosting our 2nd PDC starting in early 2020. Stay tuned! If you're interested, reach out and we will keep you posted on dates!
Meanwhile, anyone is welcome to visit us on the farm and see what we are doing.
WORK WITH US
The Odd Gumnut is a homestead, permaculture farm, production house and workshop space.
We are at the beginning stages of our working our land, so there is lots to do and create!
In exchange for your volunteering hours, we provide comfy accommodation and delicious Marathi meals.
Besides working in the farm, we will trek, hike, swim, have bonfires, share music and stories.
Our upcoming 2020 projects are:
- Establishing a grey water filteration system - possibly a 'concealed wetland'
- Earth, bamboo and natural building structures
- Building a cob oven
-Building a rocket oven
-Beautifying spaces with murals, mosaic and other creative ventures!
-Finishing our composting toilet
-Creating effective chicken runs
Ongoing every day work includes:
maintaining the veggie garden, food forest, compost, nursery, and creative/decorative projects. Help sow and save seed, harvest, weed and get your hands dirty!
In the home production side of things, we are always
-brewing and bottling kombucha
-making soaps, shampoo, conditioner etc
-pickling excess produce
If you have any relevant skills (building, designing, joinery, carpentry, masonry) relating to the various projects, or are interested to intern, learn and grow with us.
We would love to hear from you. You can also reach out to us directly via email.
Alternatively,. Link to our WorkAway here.
PAST 2019 PDCS + WORKSHOPS
June 13-16, CAMP RAHH, Samish Island, WA, USA
FEBRUARY 23 - march 9
Workshop #1: DIY (zero waste!) Natural Products. Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shampoo. Download recipes here!
Workshop #2: 5 easy medicinal plants to grow at home. See the full list with instructions here!
Workshop #3: Compost 101. Everything you need to know for a successful compost pile!