Area Of Work :Farming, Livelihoods, Women empowerment
Skill :Farming, Photography
Project Duration :Long weekend
Join us for a super fun long weekend of village living and farming! Our partner, Shramyog works with more than 50 villages and women farmer self-help groups. They are hosting a mela this November, and we are invited! We will stay in a local village home and participate in the mela with more than 100 women farmers. There will be cultural performances, local food stalls and lots of photo ops :) And to make things even more interesting and relevant, we have urban farming experts Edible Routes who will take two workshops on Urban Farming and Composting - both of which are things we can learn and adopt in our city lives. Family, child and solo traveller friendly - this experience is for everyone! Sign up now :)
The cost of the entire long weekend experience is Rs 7500. This includes travel from Ramnagar, stay, meals, local activities, mela and the workshops by Edible Routes. Children 12 years and younger have a special participation fee of Rs 6000. Additional expenses are travel to Ramnagar, meals in transit and personal expenses of any kind.
Our workshop partner is Edible Routes - they are city experts at farming and composting and have conducted multiple workshops in Delhi NCR. Our local host partner is Shramyog, an NGO that works with farmer groups in Uttarakhand.
The village is in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand about 7-8 hours from Delhi. You will have to take an overnight bus from Delhi to Ramnagar, post which we will travel by private taxi to Ramnagar. The journey from Ramnagar to the village should take us 2-3 hours.
We have activities planned through the long weekend, but will make sure you have some time to relax and do your own thing as well! We will go on a morning hike, and a small picnic by the river where we will understand our partners' efforts in conservation. We will spend a couple of hours each day on the farming workshops. And we will of course be part the women farmer's mela! Evenings are free for leisure, and some chilling!