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This Techie-turned-farmer from Bengaluru will Host Farming Workshop

Govindaraju is a software engineer who switched to farming 13 years ago. He is well-known for his unique farm, which resembles a forest or a nature reserve.

Shivani Meena
Srivathsa Govindaraju: A software engineered who switched to farming
Srivathsa Govindaraju: A software engineered who switched to farming

Srivathsa Govindaraju, a techie-turned-farmer, has decided to hold a three-day bio-diversity and farming workshop in April to raise awareness among children about the value of nature. 

Govindaraju is well-known for his unique farm, which resembles a forest or a nature reserve. 

The peculiarity of the Farm is that everything planted is edible or may be used for therapeutic purposes, despite the fact that it includes roughly 250 varieties of plants and more than 50 species of fauna. 

The farmer aims to enlighten children about India's agricultural heritage and to impart knowledge about forgotten foods and plants. 

The program, titled 'Anveshana,' will be held in two batches at his farm, 'Nature Inspires - Chiguru Ecospace,' in Singadasanhalli, Magadi, where students will be able to practice hands-on farming. 

Govindaraju has maintained a no-waste policy and conducts integrated farming, which includes aquaculture, apiculture, and animal husbandry. 

He rarely goes for groceries, instead of having foraged food on his farm or from other farmers. Children will assist in farming activities such as producing natural pesticides, preparing compost and seed balls, and planting saplings, as well as go on nature walks, hiking expeditions, and bird watching throughout the workshop. 

More about Govindaraju and his unique farm 

Govindaraju is a software engineer who switched to farming 13 years ago.  The man is well-versed in Indian trees, plants, and herbs. 

Srivathsa's objective is to "respect nature as it is and to understand how it works." Govindaraju wants to work with educational institutions to teach children about a variety of important issues affecting the agricultural industry through sustainable agriculture. 

Chiguru Ecospace is a Biodiversity Paradise with a broad range of natural and cultivated plants and wildlife spread across 13+ acres. The center is located in a valley between two rustic villages and is surrounded by stunning scenery. Agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, and livestock husbandry are all performed as part of an integrated agricultural paradigm. 

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