The Ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Today Auroville has over two dozen farms, which vary greatly in size and character. Those primarily engaged in growing Auroville’s food are united under the Auroville Farm Group, each working with some combination of orchards, crop fields, vegetable gardens and/or dairy. The farms use a wide variety of ecologically oriented farming philosophies, such as traditional organic, permaculture, biodynamic, natural farming, etc., and research is done in a number of fields.
Growing Food for the City
Farms without Private Ownership
Diversity of Farming Methods
- Auroville Farmers
- Crops Varieties
- Food Processing Units
- Private Property
Farming in Auroville
There are over 21 farms in Auroville with a vision to produce organic food for the community in a sustainable way. The farms enjoy a freedom to practice diverse techniques and philosophies.
Overview of Farming in Auroville
The farmers of Auroville grow different kinds of produce in approximately 320 acres of farmland which includes grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and poultry.
Food and Community
There is a deep interlink between food, community and farming. This plays a critical role towards a sustainable and abundant future. Auroville strives toward establishing a healthy connection between food and community.
Auroville Farm Group & Vision
Aurovilians primarily engaged in growing Auroville’s food are united under the Auroville Farm Group, each working with some combination of orchards, crop fields, vegetable gardens and/or dairy.