Week One, Living Seed!

Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture Week One, Living Seed: As we complete our first of four weeks at the Navdanya A-Z of Organic Agriculture course, let us say how grateful we are to Dr. Salvatore Ceccarelli for honoring us with his expertise in Participatory Plant Breeding.  A true seed guru, Dr. Ceccarelli explained how this method, left in the... Continue Reading →

The fairest fashion, GMO-free clothing.

Navdanya, ABCHome, and Fibres of Freedom have come together to sell clothing that directly impacts the lives of women who farm the land in India, GMO-free. Go to ABCHome  (online or at their NYC store ) to purchase and show your support. At FIBRES OF FREEDOM™ we believe that simple style can be elegant AND good for the planet and for... Continue Reading →

Keeping it Rural.

A few weeks back I went to a small village, Gundhiarth Gaon, outside the slightly larger mountain town of Parola, 8,000 feet high in the district of Uttarkashi in the Young Himalayas. It was a seven hour one lane wide winding road trip up and upward.  This region is an extremely rural peasant terrace farming... Continue Reading →

Saving Rice.

It’s the end of rice harvest season here at Navdanya’s Bija Vidyapeeth (seed university). Squares of hundred’s of rice patties are harvested at their roots with with sickles, bundled and left out to dry for a few days, then hand-thrashed onto concrete to remove the grains. It is backbreaking work under a scorching sun, performed... Continue Reading →

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