3rd: Press Conference at Indian Women Press Corps introducing the Bhoomi Festival 
Speakers: Vandana Shiva, Maya Goburdhun, Meera Dewan

7th - 8th: Voices of Bhoomi: hearing in Jharkand

Bhoomi Annapurna begins: Panna Festival of indigenous cooling drinks

Bhoomi Sparsh begins: symbolic planting of tomatoes, brinjal and coriander at Indian Women Press Corps

Voices of Bhoomi begins programs with schools to raise public awareness


5th: Environmental Day celebrations
Voices of Bhoomi: gathering at Niyamgiri

Bhoomi Annapurna: Mahila Anna Swaraj program where various women groups will offer their artisan processed products of Papad, Achar, Vadi


Bhoomi Sparsh in Dilli Haat

Garden of Hope: Seeds of freedom kits sale at Dilli Haat, to sensitize the general public to the need of growing own food 


9th: Launch of Sehjan, Friends of Trees

9th-15th: Voices of Bhoomi: Freedom Week: the Bhu Swaraj Movement all over the country will plant trees that provide nutrition such as Sehjan and Mahua as an affirmation of their right to their land and the acknowledgement of Bhoomi as Annapurna


Bhoomi Annapurna: The Pulse of Life: celebrating the diversity of our indigenous pulses, vital to sustainable agriculture and base of Indian nutrition


1st: The Earth Festival, New Delhi: Film Fest, Jiya Live Concerts, Bija the Art of Seed, Roots & Shoots organic dinner
20th: Terra Madre & Slow Food Festival (Turin, Italy)
Bhoomi Annapurna: Pharsan: organically grown and traditionally processed Indian snacks


Origins: the Festival of Biodiversity and Sustainable Livelihoods
(Slow Food Movement)


Bhoomi Annapurna: Garma Garam: winter festival

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Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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