The programme will offer:
- Introduction to principles of Holistic Thinking and Living
- Hands - on Natural Farming experience
- Experiential & Conceptual learning about
- Organic Farming and Soil
- Natural Healing and Food
- Lab on Perspective Building, Introspection and Self Work
This is a residential programme that has two modules. The first part will be a facilitated programme held from Jan. 18th - 31st.
All those who complete the first part will be eligible to be part of a self-initiated live-work programme from Feb. 1st -15th. In Gumlapuram
Adil Basha, Media Head and Facilitator, Bhoomi College
Ananth Somaiah, Project Coordinator, Bhoomi Network
Ashok P, Farm Manager, Gumalapuram
Deepthi Narayanan, Projects Coordinator, Bhoomi Network
Farah Khan, Director of Programmes, Bhoomi College
Ishita Bose, Facilitator, Bhoomi College
Mahesh Anna, Natural Farmer & Bhoomi Senior Fellow
Nayan ND, Infrastructure Coordinator, Bhoomi Network
Parvathy Nagarajan, Social Entrepreneur & Bhoomi Senior Fellow
Rema Kumar, Director, Bhoomi College
Seetha Ananthasivan, Founder, Bhoomi College
Soil Vasu, Soil Activist
Programme Fee and Registration
The cost of the entire programme (Jan 18th - Feb 15th) is 28,000 INR.
If you wish to attend only the first part of the programme (Jan 18th - 31st) then the cost is 18,000 INR.
To register write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp at 9449853834
About the Venues
The Bhoomi Campus is a beautiful space spread over 4 acres, with an organic garden to provide most of the vegetables used here. It has been designed as a space for learning through living as a community. Students, faculty and guests are invited to join in the activities in the garden and kitchen every day. 90% of the energy used for lighting, fans etc. is from the Sun. Composting, using organic soaps and cleaning products is a way of life. Most buildings are built with stabilized mud blocks and tiled roofs or 'filler' roofs which use less concrete. Rainwater harvesting and black water recycling help minimize our water print.
Gumlapuram Organic Gurukul, Tamil Nadu
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 millets, 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 space.
Bhoomi Vivasayee Maiyam, Thiruvanamalai
Tiruvannamalai is the most economically backward district in Tamilnadu. The summers are extremely hot and the region gets very little rainfall. The land is dry and interspersed with big and small boulders. The challenge that the trust has taken up, is to show that through natural farming and following principles of agro-ecology, it is possible to revive dry, barren land and soil.
(A visit to Bhoomi Vivasayee Maiyam, Thiruvanamalai will be organised during the second part of the stay for those who can organise transport)