"Live life simply, so that others can simply Live" T.S. Ananthu, Navadarshanam
Vanashree, an 8 acre farm, organically and naturally nurtured since 2006, is our "Discovery Lab". Located at Maralwadi, 50 kms from Bangalore, is very close to Bannerghatta forest range and surrounded by gently wooded hills.
Eco-sustainable living is the prime focus at the farm. We have been planting trees (4000+ covering 140+ species till date) to increase bio-diversity. We are also trying to grow most of the essential vegetables, cereals and fruits. Solar based lighting and Gobar gas based cooking fuel means our dependency on non renewable energy is minimal. Cows, small poultry, ducks, guinea fowl, bee keeping and carp fish in rainwater harvesting tank are core part of our experiments in integrated farming.
Living amidst nature has been a long cherished dream. Though not completely successful, we are getting there by shuttling between Bangalore and Vanashree.
Vanashree, which means "Forest Wealth", is our effort to find some of the answers around sustainable living. Vanashree symbolizes 'simplicity' to us, oxymoron of sorts about 'wealth' and 'simplicity'. Its a place we are discovering ourselves....
Our effort is to sustain those activities which we believe can
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Priti & Srikanth