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Samiksha Lohar

Permaculture Designer

About Me

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
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    Kokum Tree

    Sour Delights: Growing, Harvesting and Processing Kokum  Kokum has been an integral part of my life and I absolutely cannot…
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    Fenugreek

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

    Moth Beans - Legumes of the Dry Lands  One of the sweetest beans I ever tasted, Moth Beans have existed…
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    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…
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    True Cinnamon

    From baking to essence and from spice to sweet, a little cinnamon sets the tone just right! However, did you…
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    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…
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    Clay Pot Olla Irrigation

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

    Beyond Medicinal Blessings; The Regenerative Side of Giloy Tinospora cordifolia is a perennial herbaceous vine belonging to the family Menispermaceae. …
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    Black Pepper

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

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