SOWING SEEDS OF ECOCENTRISM
It is often rare to meet someone who aptly suits their name- “an aptronym!” Jeewika (Hindi for livelihood or the one who gives life) is one such being. As an educator–ecofeminist–farmer–ecopreneur, she has been practising permaculture, natural farming, and nature-based healing for over 3 years now. Presently, she resides in a small village in Upper Bir, Himachal Pradesh. Her decision to move from urban life to a mountainous rural one was not just about romanticising the view, clean air, or slow life but about growing her own food, uphill hikes to fetch supplies, and encouraging the locals to sync with their roots in the village. Tenacious tasks, yet worth the effort!