Leela and Ashok Broome
After discovering this farm in 1979, Leela and Ashok have painstakingly converted it into an organic paradise over the years. They built a rustic farmhouse and launched resident nature and environment camps. Through sixteen years they educated thousands of kids.
They retired in 2006, and Leela turned to writing children's fiction. Leela is a popular published Penguin and Speaking Tiger author, with several books to her credit. You can purchase her books here.
Neema and Vivek Broome
Currently the farm is being managed by Leela and Ashok's son Vivek and his wife Neema with their guidance. A passionate botanist, Vivek's area of speciality is indigenous trees and rare medicinal plants. He is a consultant for organic farming, medicinal plant cultivation, indigenous tree and bamboo plantations, and landscaping architecture using indigenous plants. He has also been involved with restoration and rehabilitation of mines and other degraded landscapes. Neema works with an NGO on community based Biodiversity conservation and conservation laws and policies.