3 Day to 1 Month Courses
Timings: 10 Am to 3 PM
This programme for Bhoomi students of batch 2017 will be held at a retreat centre in the Sharavathi Rainforest in central Karnataka. It will provide opportunities to commune and connect with Nature as a student - pilgrim and not as a tourist or adventurer.
The Sankalan Internship will help you become a facilitator to foster learning and wellbeing in groups, class rooms, organisations and communities.
Do you want to be equipped with the knowledge to grow your own herbs and vegetables?
Do you think gaining experience by doing it on your own will help?
In this 2 months course you get to explore the alternative practices and processes that help in creating a learning environment that is conducive for the overall development of the child.
Timings: 10 Am to 3 PM
Are you bubbling with ideas and perspectives on how you can make a difference to the world?
Connect with similar minds, listen to inspiring stories and people sharing their journeys in the social space.
Spaces that are built on the principles of nature are warm and resonate with the inner being. They embed the principle of optimization and are built on frugal use of resources keeping aesthetics in mind.
There is no waste in Nature - it is all recycled and used. But human beings produce humongous amount of garbage because of the disconnect with nature's processes.
Are you concerned about the health effects of leaching and burning of waste in your city?
Water scarcity is rampant and is becoming a stark reality within India today. From perennial rivers turning seasonal, ground water running thin and people living in cities dependent on tankers there is an immediate need to address the usage and wastage of water.
We have been enchanted with the idea of progress and ever-increasing growth powered by technology that stresses on the immediate and the Now. This comes at the cost of local livelihoods, loss of food sovereignty and endangering the future generations.
Permaculture is well-known today for its many ideas and practices, which contribute to sustainable agriculture. One of its Indian pioneers is Shri Narsanna Koppula. who will conduct a three-day workshop on the basics of permaculture and forest farming.
Shri Subash Palekar of Maharashtra is well known for “zero budget farming” – wherein he has systematized and perfected many traditional method of cultivation.
Bhoomi Network with Gramavidya offers
Urban dwellers with eco-consciousness grapple with multiple challenges.
How do we lead a low carbon life in the city?
How do we rethink the way we live in cities?
This programme will include practical and conceptual learning about:
Natural farming, organic farming, biodynamic farming and permaculture.
Our Educational institutions need to see their purpose not as training personnel for exploiting the Earth but as guiding students toward an intimate relationship with the Earth. For it is the planet itself that brings us into being, sustains us in life and delights us with its wonders.
While soaking in and observing the rainforest at the Sharavathi Valley and living a carbon neutral life, understanding James Lovelock's classic work on Gaia can be a transformative experience.