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DIY Skills Workshops

NATURAL LIVING & DIY PRODUCTS

Making your own natural products is inexpensive, easy and transformative! Take a stand against chemicals in ecosystems, bodies and homes and find freedom from what marketing tells you you need for beauty & cleanliness. This 1.5 hour workshop will revolutionize you & your family for decades to come!

At the Odd Gumnut, we make all of our own body and home cleaning products. In this workshop, we will kick off with the truth of what chemical products are doing inside our bodies and then empower you with easy and effective alternatives for shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, dish soap, laundry detergent, face wash & moisturizer, toothpaste, deodorant, and home disinfectant. Knowledge is power! So inform yourself and equip yourself with the alternatives. You will never go back!

6 August 

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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27 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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EASY HOME FERMENTS

Fermenting our foods has amazing health benefits. It develops complex flavors, enables our bodies to uptake much more nutrition, preserves foods in times of bounty, and fills our bodies with beneficial bacteria that boost our immune system, our mood, and our overall health.

Best part is, it is easier than you think! No better time to strengthen that immune system :)

In this workshop we will cover some easy wins so you get fermenting straight away (sauerkraut, kimchi, natural sodas, yogurt, ginger beer) as well as discuss the myriad options you have to ferment just about anything. 

This is Laura’s favorite workshop to teach and see learner’s excitement when introduced to the magical world of transformation through fermentation. Not one to miss.

2 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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18 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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KOMBUCHA DEEP DIVE

Whether you are brand new to kombucha and eager to learn or already brewing and could use some tricks of the trade, this workshop will cover all you need to know about this trendy probiotic beverage. Full of live bacterias and organic acids, kombucha is a home remedy for all kinds of digestive issues, from acidity to constipation. Empower yourself to be able to brew your own medicine right at home. With its natural fizz and sweet-sour mix, kombucha is great for the whole family as a non-alcoholic health drink and also makes an amazing mixer if you enjoy a boozy drink.

We will cover all the basics as well as fizziness, flavoring, troubleshooting, making boozy booch and other uses for kombucha and its many multiplying SCOBYs! Laura brings you 10 years of brewing experience and makes learning simple, fun and accessible.

11 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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 29 August

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (India Standard time)

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Australia East Coast)

8:30 am - 10:00 am (Europe Time)

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SOURDOUGH BREAD BAKING

Good bread is tough to find! The shops are full of bleached, refined white breads that leave our digestive system inflamed, bloated and over-burdened. Traditionally fermented sourdough bread nourishes our whole body by making the nutrients in the grains bio-available. 

Reclaim your right to good bread with this all-levels workshop. Baking your own bread is much easier than you might think! We will learn the biological reason fermented grains are better for us, which grains are the healthiest choice, how to create & care for your sourdough starter and how to make, knead and bake your dough. We will also discover other uses for your extra starter - think sourdough pizza, chocolate cake  & waffles :)

13 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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Sustainable Thinking  Workshops

INTRO TO PERMACULTURE

Been curious about Permaculture? Conceived in Australia in the 70's, it's popularity has boomed worldwide as a real solution to our current crisis. Permaculture goes beyond ‘organic’ and focuses on whole-systems thinking and ecological regeneration for every scale. This workshop will introduce you to the ethics, principles, approaches and key permaculture strategies that you can apply to any situation - workplace, home, balcony garden or farm!

Option 1:      12 August

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Europe Time)

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Option 2:     18 June

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Europe Time)

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LET'S TALK SUSTAINABLE MENSTRUATION

Hello beautiful ladies! This womens-only (& menstruating-people-only) workshop is a safe place to learn about menstrual cups, cloth pads and period panties and also share your experiences, questions, concerns and misconceptions.

 

We will start the workshop by covering what is sustainable menstruation and how to source, use, and care for each of the previously listed options. The second half of the workshop is devoted to you, the women. There may be questions, taboos, and confusions. This is a safe space to share cultivated by all of us and monitored & guided by Laura, The Odd Gumnut co-founder.

 

Women (or bleeding people) only. All ages are welcome. You are invited to bring your daughters!

 

Before signing up, you are committing to being respectful, kind and non-harming to the group.

Option 2:     5 August

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (India Standard time)

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Option 2:     22 August

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (India Standard time)

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABLE ECONOMICS

Do you think the current economic system a cause for the mess we are in? Pollution, waste, human right abuses, income disparity, disregard of the environment and ecosystem services, and a consumerist era where we are literally drowning in our own shi*t. So what is the way out? Circular economy is rapidly catching on as the new buzz word, but what does that actually mean, and what can we do as individuals, families, communities and businesses.

In this workshop we will talk about what is Circular economy, how it is different from the current system, and what it truly means to be 'sustainable'? We will discuss how we can identify models, and discuss examples that are on this path and what we can do to support & play our part in the same.

You will be provided with resources to explore these topics further and we will discuss how you might be able to work in your household, workplace, and/or community to make positive change based on these principles.

Option 1:     23 May

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Europe Time)

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Option 2:      26 April

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm (USA East Coast)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Australia East Coast) - 26 April

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PERMACULTURE STRATEGIES FOR CITIES

There is so much potential in cities to reclaim space, rethink community and shift from dependent consumers to empowered producers. In this workshop we will discuss all kinds of urban permaculture solutions, including appropriate technology like wicking beds and rocket ovens, 'social permaculture' ideas about organizing community, alternative economics, successful community initiatives and how to be a responsible consumer. 

Also spending time on David Holmgren's latest work - Retrosuburbia - and his brilliant strategies for retrofitting homes, turning backyards to gardens and food forests, and reviving home economics. 

If you are urban dweller & want your community to make a shift, this workshop is for you. 

Option 1:     19 May

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (India Standard time)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Australia East Coast)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Europe Time)

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Option 2:      31 May

8:00 am - 10:00 am (India Standard time)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Australia East Coast) 

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)​ - 30 May

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"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