Bhoomi: Learning from Nature, Remembering Tagore

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011

Navdanya and India International Centre are pleased to invite you to
Bhoomi: Learning from Nature, Remembering Tagore
a day long Festival organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture (GoI) featuring panels, theatre and film, music and dinner on October 1st at IIC, New Delhi

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Seeds of Hope, Gardens of Hope: students from Gayatri Association, Neyagaon and Sigilaval primary schools start Gardens of Hope

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Little Farmers: Students from Gayatri Association learn about Gardens of Hope at Bija Vidyapeet and prepare for their very own Garden of Hope

We started with Gayatri, an association providing education to children from slums. Within one day, we met the fifty children of the association, gave presentations and did activities with different groups throughout the day. We also had a look at their schoolyard to get ideas for planning their garden and started weeding with the kids, as well as started a compost pile. The kids were very enthusiastic and energetic.

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Seeds of Hope, Gardens of Hope: two inspirational success stories

Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Dehradun Garden of Hope programme celebrates the Harvest of Hope Festival at Bija Vidyapeet

December saw the wrap-up of the first season of Navdanya’s Seeds of Hope, Gardens of Hope programme in Dehradun.  Over the past four months, the interns at Bija Vidyapeeth have had the pleasure of working with a dynamic groups of students from Dehradun and are overwhelmed by the successes of the school gardens established at GPS Sherpur, Ann Marys’ School and Hilton School.

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Monsanto Under the Microscope

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

In 2010 the U.S. Department of Justice will once again put Monsanto under the microscope. In the wake of an antitrust suit brought against the agribusiness giant by its largest competitor, DuPont, the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the company’s aggressive practices in the biotech arena. The Justice and Agriculture Departments have also announced that they will jointly hold five hearings to address monopoly and competition in the agriculture industry later this year. Will investigators and justice officials finally hold Monsanto accountable for decades of illegal activity?

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Celebrate Holi with Vibrant, Non-Toxic Gulal made from India’s Colorful Array of Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers!

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Holi is India’s most iconic festival, known all over the world for the brilliant colours people throw into the air––and at one another––to celebrate the abundance of each new spring. Traditionally, the gulal (colored paste) and pichkaari (colored water) used during the festival were made from natural, biodegradable ingredients harmless to humans, animals, and our environment. Today, however, much of the gulal and pichkaari available in markets is manufactured from cheap, industrial chemicals that damage human health and pollute the earth.

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Letter from the Field : by Tiffany

Posted on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Dear Diary,

I’m sending you all (my beloved friends and family) love and blessings from the beautiful Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation farm in the North of India. I arrived here 1 month ago to give yoga classes at their “Gandhi and Globalization” course. It was a beautiful 2 weeks devoted to discovering the essence of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and contemplating the applicability of this vision in today’s world. We were gifted by the presence of such greats as Satish Kumar, Samdhong Rinpoche, Vandana Shiva and Sunderlal Bahuguna, who are all living examples of Gandhian non-violent resistance, peace work and local sovereignty. It was a rich time filled with so much sharing, hope, growth and inspiration

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National Conference on Climate Change in the Himalaya, India International Centre, Delhi.

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Organized by: Navdanya/RFSTE/India International Centre.

Carrie E.T. Stiles, Conflict Resolution Dept, Portland State University carries@pdx.edu , Bija Vidyapeeth.

The National Conference on Climate Change in the Himalaya was certainly worth the long train ride from the Bija Vidyapeeth. The content of the conference is in the eye of the storm as the Copenhagen Summit approaches, and the political and ecological environment rapidly deteriorates. The neglect of the water crisis in the third pole is carried out to the detriment of half of humanity who depends on the Himalaya. Navdanya’s climate change report has been compiled to fill the gap in research and was presented at the conference. 

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