ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Permaculture Way of Life | Manisha Lath Gupta | TEDxShivNadarUniversity

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Permaculture Way of Life | Manisha Lath Gupta | TEDxShivNadarUniversity

Here’s Great Tip: The Permaculture Way of Life | Manisha Lath Gupta | TEDxShivNadarUniversity


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When Manisha and her husband acquired a piece of land in the hope to grow clean food and harvest freshwater, they did not know that their lives would change forever, in more ways than one. They established Aanandaa Permaculture Farm as an example of working with nature to create a self-sustaining & regenerative ecosystem. They challenged the local wisdom of chemical farming and convinced their team to adopt a chemical-free path to build a food forest. Watch how Manisha explains the details of converting a barren piece of land into a thriving ecosystem, and why she believes that permaculture is the pathway to self-sustenance and harmony. Manisha Lath Gupta is a Permaculturist, Entrepreneur and a former Marketer and Banker. She is currently the founder of Aanandaa Permaculture Farms – where she employs the sustainable practices of permaculture to reconnect with and give back to nature.

She is also the Co-Founder of Mojarto.com an online portal for artists, galleries, and collectors of Indian contemporary art to buy, sell and exhibit their work. In her earlier roles, Manisha has held crucial leadership roles at Uber, Clix Capital and Axis Bank This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

21 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The Permaculture Way of Life | Manisha Lath Gupta | TEDxShivNadarUniversity”

  1. Great and inspiring speech by Manisha. This is the need of hour to every body to start farming or adopt farming for quality and healthy food. Her farm is replication of best practices of Natural and Permaculture system.

  2. I watched this video not once but repeated multiple times select portions of it.

    Am not able to hold myself in relating our life.. we live in, with your permaculture movement.

    Certain statements made by you especially with respect to weeds relates to negative thoughts in our blind mind viz. material desire, anger, greed etc.

    Like Soil (mitti) comprises of many living organisms/ bacterias, our Body (also mitti) is made of microscopic life organic forms.

    To ensure soil (body) is always fertile (positive vibes & spirit) and weeds do not grow (negativity avoided), it took ~12 years for a beautiful permaculture farm to come up.

    Complete physiological/ mental changes and firm establishment of new good habits also takes 12 years in a body as mentioned in various spiritual books.

    Isn't life similar like farm, wherein if we allow anything and everything to grow would become like jungle unless we control, give positive feed and grow consciously to convert into a beautiful farm/ life.

    Your systematic planning, constant efforts with positive mindset have always be an inspiration for many of us.

  3. Most farmers do not have 6 acres of land in India. Most of them have only under 1 acre. If you need permaculture to be profitable, you need at least 5 acers of land. Also, the politicians only work for corporates and gau rakshaks while beuraucrats are fully corrupt. No help for farmers.

  4. That’s all well and fine but the planet has 7 billion people and soon to be 8. There are realities to feeding everyone. What are your yields? How many people can you support on an acre?

  5. Really excellent. It is a real inspiration to all and for those who are planning to do something like that and someone to change present chemical agriculture to this nature friendly Permaculture.
    thank you mom, for your time and effort spend for this great idea bring into existence and share this to all.

  6. Very inspiring. Its a decade long journey from a barren land to such oxigenating green field. Came to know the concept of Permaculture first time. Would like to know more.

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