Episode #14: Farming & Distilling Aromatic Plants in the Himalayas with Krishana Chaitanya of Nisarga Farms
In this episode, I speak with the co-founder of Nisarga Farms, Swami Krishana Chaitanya about what it's like to farm and distill aromatic plants in the Himalayan region of India, and to do so with conservation and sustainability in mind.
Krishana shares the philosophy of Nisarga Farms, including why they believe small batch production is the way to go. And he reveals what it takes to inspire farmers to grow aromatic plants at all.
He also explains what it means to be an AromaTechnologist, and what it takes to grow aromatic plants in different regions of the Himalayas.
Krishana takes me through the intriguing and inspiring growing cycle of the delicate Jasmine sambac, and reveals the impact climate change is having on production in the region.
Listen all the way to the end and hear Krishana share his 5 (well, maybe 8) favorite smells that describe him.
This is an absolute must-listen episode if you've always wanted to hear an up close and personal account of working with aromatic plants.
*Note: F.A.L.K. Aromatherapy is not an affiliate of Nisarga Farms and received no compensation for this interview.
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