HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Whales, Visits Navdanya's Biodiversity Conservation Farm & Earth University


HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, visited Navdany's Earth University (Bija Vidyapeeth), our biodiversity conservation farm and learning center outside of Dehradun in Ramgarh, Uttarakhand, today the 7th of November, 2013. He took a tour through our farm, visiting our seed bank, where we store and conserve 1500 varieties of seeds, planted two varieties of barley in our fields, and observed first-hand the biodiversity in our forty-seven acre farm. During this time he interacted with our staff and nearly 50 Earth University students and interns. He also planted a Rudraksh tree, whose seeds are traditionally used as prayer beads in Hinduism. Dr. Vandana Shiva has been associated with Prince Charles since the year 2000, where they both participated in the BBC Reith Lecture 2000, both Prince Charles and Dr. Shiva work to promote organic farming worldwide.

Dr. Shiva's BBC Reith Lecture (transcript, audio & video):http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_2000/lecture5.stm


Prince Charle's BBC Reith Lecture:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/events/reith_2000/lecture6.stm

 



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