Krac-a-dawna is a certified organic farm near
Mysore in India.
Surrounded by lush green hills and a
perennial river, Vivek, his wife Juli and their
three children Azad, Suku and Kabir are truly
nurtured by the Mother Earth and they
reciprocate the sentiment with a fierce loyalty.
They now derive their entire sustenance
from the farm and have little need to go into
the nearest town which is a good 30km away.
KRAC-A-DAWNA is an evolving farm that
searches long and hard for practical
solutions to daily problems. From home-
schooling to manure-teas and bio-gas, their
lesson has been to re-learn how to believe in
instincts and defy a modern developmental
process that relies too heavily on mass
production and a rigid definition of
“civilization”. Self-reliance figures in all their
thinking processes to be enabling; they take
their stand without fear or shame, both in
private and in public, on issues from GM
seeds to alternative markets, from child
education to small- farm organic certification.
Inspired by Krac-a-dawna, Satya-jyoti came to
exist. Many a lesson has been learnt from
Vivek and Juli’s experiences and the
exchange of ideas, products and concepts is
a continuous process…