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Bhoomi Spaces

Bhoomi believes in co-creating spaces which can be used by many for learning, sharing and for being part of an expanding community of people who care about ecologically wise living.

Please contact us at bhoomicollege@gmail.com

  • If you wish to engage in any Bhoomi activities in the spaces mentioned below.
  • If you wish to make use of these spaces for your programmes or activities that focus on sustainable living or nature conservation.

The Sharavathi Rainforest Centre

This is a farm located within the pristine rainforest in the Sharavathy valley, in Shivamoga District of Karnataka. This area has many endangered species of frogs, snakes, trees and other flora and fauna. The farm is located in a serene valley and has a simple farmhouse built in traditional style with mud, laterite blocks and tiles.

You can join us by

  • making use of this space if you are doing research on any of the flora or fauna of the area;
  • volunteering for activities at the centre including farming, general support, offering workshops etc.
  • Taking part in the 'Learning from Wilderness' programmes that Bhoomi conducts here from time to time.

Gumalapuram Project

The Space

Bhoomi's Gumlapuram farm is about 40 km from Bangalore, a few kilometers beyond Anekal Town. This 22-acre farm is a bio diverse organic farm where millers, pulses, oil seeds and many vegetables are grown. It also includes a young food forest where several varieties of fruits are being grown.

Basic Infrastructure with eco-friendly buildings, simple and nutritious food and an attempt to live without harmful chemicals and with minimal plastics are all aspects of this Bhoomi space.

Learning Opportunities

This Bhoomi farm has been designed as a model farm/learning space to invite both rural and urban youth (and others) to understand the importance of ecological farming and consider it as a viable livelihood option. It is also envisioned as an experiential learning laboratory for ecological and sustainable living for school and college students. Ecological farming also compels one to make attitudinal and philosophical shifts in our lives! Soil, water, seeds are no longer seen as mere resources to control and exploit but valued as precious gifts that needed to be conserved and preserved. The virtue of patience and deep observation, the rewards of tuning in with and trusting nature’s cycles become a way of life. Being able to soak in the beauty of Nature all around is an added bonus!

Visitors have an opportunity to learn firsthand how degraded dry land can be transformed with good water conservation practices, growing mulch giving trees and plants to improve the soil and creating a thriving bio diverse farm. When Bhoomi first started the project it was an almost treeless tract of land with poor quality of soil in an area that receives scanty rainfall. The land now tells us a completely different story, one of rejuvenation, restoration and tuning in with Nature in a small community of humans, cows, dogs and sometimes visits by elephants and other animals from the nearby forests.

Get Involved!

We welcome you to connect with the Gumlapuram farm by:

  1. Volunteering during weekends
  2. Taking up the internship for longer periods - one week or more.
  3. Bringing students from your institution for our Eco camps.

Contact us for more information: bhoomicollege@gmail.com

Bhoomi Centre, Bangalore

The Bhoomi Centre includes a hostel, guest houses and various facilities required for a residential training centre. The campus also has an organic garden, a library and space for various eco-cultural events. The one year postgraduate courses are conducted here as well as short courses, usually during weekends.

Join us

  • By offering workshops or sessions concerning any aspect of sustainable living and thereby share your skills and knowledge with others.
  • By volunteering during programmes that interest you, such as the ones on food and farming, holistic nutrition or eco-friendly building.