open shell permaculture
With Open Shell Permaculture site, we begin our work in ecological regeneration of a small piece of barren and degraded land located next to the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the hills of the Western Ghats. The site is located close to a village which in an idyllic location with overlooking mountains. The sight of cowherds and shepherds driving their animals to the nearby forests, the curious village children, the intermittent bus service, the temples and the village life is something to experience.
Open Shell is a demonstration & an education site for social transformation through regenerative design that works towards creating harmonious relationships that already exist in nature.
The project will elaborate on methods of applying permaculture principles is restoring the fertility of land by preventing soil erosion, water run-off, overgrazing, burning, and use of chemicals, followed with restoration of native vegetation that was. This will be steered by long-term interns and volunteers along with the team. We would also build capacities through workshops and study in Permaculture and courses that will draw the community into informed collective action.
Simply put – we want to lead by example. If you connect with this area of our work and want to be involved, contact us and let us know. We will be happy to share our space with you and learn from each other.