Programs

3rd Space programs provide the opportunity to experience the diversity of the world’s cultures from ‘the inside’. We believe in the enormous learning and creative potential in open interrelationship between different civilisations and cultures. 

We explore the human experience, the impact of our intertwined histories, the value systems we have absorbed culturally, and how these shape the world around us. The aim of our programs is the renewal of our experience and imagination as the foundation for affecting practicable change.

Programs

3rd Space programs provide the opportunity to experience the diversity of the world’s cultures from ‘the inside’. We believe in the enormous learning and creative potential in open interrelationship between different civilisations and cultures. 

We explore the human experience, the impact of our intertwined histories, the value systems we have absorbed culturally, and how these shape the world around us. The aim of our programs is the renewal of our experience and imagination as the foundation for affecting practicable change.

‘Sarvodaya’, Sawantwadi, India

This is a farm practising natural farming through traditional Indian methods and, in the process, exploring relationships and issues of livelihood and community welfare.

We are situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra state of India, nestled amidst the multi-layered hill ranges called the Western Ghats, a thickly forested region with the Arabian Sea coast lining the west, and with its own distinct variety of a tropical eco-system.Sarvodaya means ‘enlightened well-being of all’. This farm is inspired by Gandhi; by Indian spiritual thought, and by a tradition and culture shaped with respect for nature. Naturally, this leads us to explore psychological freedom, dignified livelihood, sustainable living, and harmonious living in society.

by Venkatesh Rajan

Life and Learning on Our Off-Grid Farm

We are an off-grid farm running on solar power for water pumping and basic home electricity. The farm is spread over 4.5 acres, and is being designed for simple living using local resources; a basic objective being that it is self-sustaining through sustainable living practises. Learning and sharing while building and living this life and lifestyle is a co-objective, and so this farm can also be a place of sharing and learning for like-minded seekers who share the anguish of the world and who also share a harmonious vision of what the world can be.

Ten-day Stay At The Farm

Ideal for a single person or two people as an introduction to Indian culture and to experience a brief immersion in a real rural setting without the frills of tourism. The visit will include: farm stay, involvement in farm activities and dialogues on sustainable living/thinking and Indian culture, local treks and trips to the neighbouring villages, some off-site visits keeping the farm as the base to explore local nature, ecosystems and livelihoods.

Three-week Stay At The Farm

Ideal for a person interested in exploring Indian culture as well as sustainable living, willing to participate in an off-grid organic farm as a guest-volunteer. Previous knowledge or experience of farming is not necessary, one must be willing to be part of the farm ‘family’, that is all. There won’t be too much hard work. The volunteer can bring in various skills: capacity for research, writing skills, technical/engineering skills – all are welcome. The three to four week stay will also include: involvement in farm activities and dialogues on sustainable living/thinking and Indian culture, local treks and trips to  the neighbouring villages, some off-site visits keeping the farm as the base to explore local nature, ecosystems and livelihoods.

3rd Space Programs

Nearest station: Sawantwadi Road, Maharashtra
Nearest airport: Dabolim, Goa

If you are interested to find out more about the programmes at ‘Sarvodaya’, get in touch below.