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samiksha lohar

Samiksha Lohar

Permaculture Designer

I am a Certified Permaculture Designer & Teacher. I have worked on different permaculture projects and landscape designs in different locations. I have experience in integrated & multilayer farming, regenerative landscape designing, converting lawns to sustainable food forest/edible & productive spaces and setting up urban permaculture/ edible gardens. My interest lies in designing low-waste & energy-efficient sustainable landscapes that require minimal human intervention, thus focusing on soil building, water harvesting, native species restoration, multilayer space utilisation & more. Raised on a regenerative farm, I have 20+ years of unlearning, learning & growing with local & indigenous communities.

Areas of Expertise

Regenerative Agriculture
Soil Building
Seed Saving
Food Forest Design
Urban Permaculture
Water Harvesting Systems
Live Fencing
Edible Landscaping
  • fruit. madhuca longifolia var latifolia. mahua tree. family: sapotaceae. the inner part of the fruit is cooked and eaten. the seeds yield an edible oil.


    Botanically known as Madhuca longifolia, the Mahua tree has a history of being one of the most important aspects of…
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    Embracing Change – Radical Acceptance within Permaculture Systems

    Starting from scratch on a barren piece of land in a tropical wet and dry climate zone, it took years…
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    Indian frankincense

    Boswellia serrata is gaining attention rapidly, especially as a health supplement, powder or tea.However, did you know that this gem…
  • vibrant red flowers of butea monosperma (popularly known as 'palash')


    One of the annual visual delights I eagerly await is the sight of the Palash tree in full bloom.I venture…
  • diospyros peregrina (ebenaceae) common names are gaub persimon,

    Kokum Tree

    Sour Delights: Growing, Harvesting and Processing Kokum  Kokum has been an integral part of my life and I absolutely cannot…
  • fenugreek plant in field. green fenugreek . fresh green fenugreek leaves .


    If you are looking for a quick growing annual with tons of other benefits and applications, consider integrating Fenugreek into…
  • moth bean

    Moth bean

    Moth Beans - Legumes of the Dry Lands  One of the sweetest beans I ever tasted, Moth Beans have existed…
  • hand's collecting lettuce vegetable seeds

    Traditional Seed Saving Techniques

    An Insight into the Affordable Traditional Seed-Saving Techniques Our tiniest effort of saving seeds has a powerful impact on our…
  • cinnamon tree trunk with bark cut in the tropical forest, zanzibar, tanzania

    True Cinnamon

    From baking to essence and from spice to sweet, a little cinnamon sets the tone just right! However, did you…
  • malabar spinach

    Malabar Spinach

    If you are a spinach lover and looking forward to growing it throughout the year, this one’s for you! This…
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    Living Fence Plants From India

    Living fences have been an integral part of our traditional practices in India and as we dive deeper into indigenous…
  • olla de barro para piñatas

    Clay Pot Olla Irrigation

    Guide to Pitcher Irrigation: A water smart approach  When we started with our food forest, from scratch, one of our…
  • living fence

    Plants and Trees to Grow Living Fences

    Guide to Growing Self-Sufficient Living Fences When looking to fence our homes or properties, in a world where consumerism and…
  • pigeon pea crop, pigeon pea crop field, salunkwadi, ambajogai be

    Pigeon Pea

    Growing and Including the Versatile Pigeon Peas When we started our food forest journey, one of the very first things…
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    Sunn Hemp

    Short-lived with a Long-Lasting Impact Growing up I remember paddy fields and farm boundaries turning yellow for several weeks in…
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    Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria Ternatea; Beyond Blue Hues Have you ever come across these electric blue blooms?  If you have been around tropical…
  • fresh ayurvedic herb giloe leaves and stem


    Beyond Medicinal Blessings; The Regenerative Side of Giloy Tinospora cordifolia is a perennial herbaceous vine belonging to the family Menispermaceae. …
  • black pepper plant with peppercorns.

    Black Pepper

    Black Pepper Growing Tips from the Land of its Origin! These tiny flavor bombs need no introduction. It's almost impossible…
  • row of established vetiver


    Vetiver; A Versatile Grass Gaining Global Popularity! Vetiver has a growing global appreciation. However, did you know that this versatile…
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    Black Cardamom

    Growing Larger Cardamom, the Traditional Way When we hear the word cardamom, what comes to mind is the aromatic and…
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    Curry Tree

    Curry Leaf Tree: A Non-negotiable from the Traditional Indian Kitchen Garden  Murraya koenigii, commonly known as the Curry Leaf Tree…
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    Neem Tree

    Azadirachta Indica: An insight Into its Role in Regenerative Living Azadirachta Indica, commonly known as the Neem tree, is an…
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    Vegetable Hummingbird

    Sesbania Grandiflora, the Hummingbird of the Bean Family! A member of the bean or legume family (Fabaceae or Leguminosae), Sesbania…
  • ziziphus mauritiana chinese date, ber, marmalade, indian plum tropical fruit tree. the cultivation of berries.

    Indian Jujube

    Indian Jujube, Regenerating the Marginal Lands Ziziphus mauritiana, also known as the Indian Jujube or Ber is a perennial shrub…
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    Chinese Chastetree

    Vitex Negundo - through the regenerative lens Belonging to the Lamiaceae family (the mint family!), Vitex Negundo is a drought-tolerant…
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