A Farmstay In Shantiniketan that Shows You How To Grow Food

A Farmstay In Shantiniketan that Shows You How To Grow Food
Visit this farm for an authentic farming experience Photo Credit: Facebook/ Smell of the Earth

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Piyali Sen
October 19 , 2021
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Ever wanted to learn how to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits, but weren’t confident enough about how to go about it? Or perhaps you did not think you had enough space in your flat or house to do so? Or have you been looking for the perfect family holiday option which teaches your kids all about nature, the soil, and earth? We found the perfect solution for you.

Smell Of The Earth is a gorgeous farmstead located in Birbhum (near Shantiniketan), run by a couple who gave up their life in the USA and decided to settle down in the land of Tagore. They bought land, built a beautiful earth-friendly house and over the years, set up a self-sufficient farmstead which is now the hub of lessons on permaculture, growing food, and leading life in an eco-friendly manner.


You can try out the various workshops hosted at Smell of the Earth

They host several workshops and short courses through the year - one is coming up in March. The 7-day courses will help you design and maintain ecological spaces starting from small urban spaces up to a self-sufficient farm so that you can step out of the chemical food cycles and provide wholesome organic food for your family, and create farm-based businesses. Their place is a 2-acre farm which now meets all the food needs of their family, including rice, lentils, potatoes, onions, vegetables and fish.

Also, you get to meet like-minded people, enjoy healthy organic food from the farm, and stay in natural buildings.

The food at the farmstead

They also do workshops for families and kids. Bring your family over for a meaningful weekend at this lovely cottage located about 10 km from Shantiniketan. Bonus? You can explore the beautiful town that poet Laureate Tagore set up.

They have a cottage with its own kitchen, modern bathroom, and a balcony which you can rent through the year.  

So if you are anxious about the way the current systems are damaging the environment and our bodies, you can sign up and learn to heal and create ecosystems, nature-based designs, and even business models from practitioners who live this life.

For details about their next course, call or WhatsApp on 9748831271. Or e-mail [email protected]

Check out their Insta page here.


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