Ep 10 – Green Talks with Panchtatwa Girl Ft. Kalpana Manivannan

In this episode of green talks, I have with me Kalpana Manivannan. Kalpana is an urban organic farmer. She is trying to change the perspective about farming and help people realize their sustainability goals, zero waste lifestyle and garden dreams. A former biology school teacher, turned organic farmer, Balancing her farm life and city life, in Chennai. She focuses on all things natural, homemade, and sustainable. 

Kalpana is a sustainable coach, who has helped hundreds of people increase their self-reliance. With DIY skills and her workshops, she has made people live a more sustainable life. Additionally, she is also part of shellx speaker series. She is featured on Indian express, climate tracker org, women of courage, and she the people tv. Not just this She is a rex karamveer chakra awardee. 

You can check out more of her work on her site – https://kalpavrikshafarms.com/

Organic farming

By encouraging organic farming, natural plants, insects, birds, and animals will survive and be abundant in the natural environment thereby maintaining the ecological balance.

In essence, organic agriculture is an agricultural technique that sustains, maintains, and enhances the quality of the ecosystem. Therefore, it is intimately related to sustainable development.

Not to mention, the organic farming system in India is not new and has been followed since ancient times. It is a method of a farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes (biofertilizers) to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in an eco-friendly pollution-free environment.

Zero Waste Living

Surely, The concept of living entirely waste-free takes a bit of getting used to. It’s not impossible to create zero waste, there are many ways to reduce consumption that can benefit the planet. 

However, living without waste doesn’t mean you have to live without life’s luxuries. It just means a more conscious approach to your consumer choices. You’ll be doing yourself a favor by saving money on unnecessary purchases and ultimately reducing your own ecological footprint. you’ll be doing the planet a favor by reducing the amount of waste going to landfills.

Not to mention, You can even go for a field trip to her kalpvrisksh farms so if you are in or around Chennai please don’t miss this chance. Don’t miss the opportunity to take your kids to kalpvriksh farms. To add to the attraction, let me tell you her farm is solar-powered and has 20 plus coconut trees and 50 plus fruit and flowering trees, 

Besides, You can buy her products from her online store Kalpa – farmhouse living

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Coupled with, you can even listen to it on my podcast site – Praguntatwa talks and leave your comments on what you liked in this episode.

More on Green talks-

In the light of, eco-friendly talks, do listen to other episodes and bring that one change in your life towards a greener tomorrow.
Episode 1 – Eco-travel
Ep 3 – Know Your plastic
Episode 4 – Rainwater harvesting and manure water
Ep 7 – Importance of disposable plates
Ep 8 – Zero waste and sustainable lifestyle

Along with Eco-friendly talks, I even like to share Positive stories of people bringing a beautiful change to this world. Do read these stories here.

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