When: 28-30th (Wed-Fri) Oct 2015
Where: Bhoomi Campus (Sarjapur Road) & Bhoomi Gurukul Farm, Bengaluru.
Instructor: Shri. Narsanna Koppula, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, Telangana.
Course Fees: INR 3000 to be paid to Bhoomi College.
During the workshop, Shri Narsanna will elaborate on theconcepts and practices of permacultureat the Bhoomi campus (Sarjapur Road). He will also accompany participants on a field trip to understand water conservation and other practices at the Bhoomi Gurukul farm, located on the outskirts of Bengaluru.
About Shri. Narsanna Koppula:
Narsanna Koppula is a Permaculture pioneer in India, campaigner of permaculture practices all over the world, nature lover, environmentalist and humanitarian working for cause of empowerment of rural communities. Forest being his first love, believes forest is the future and he spreads his message through his child “Aranya Agricultural alternatives” a nonprofit organization operational presently in tribal areas of Adilabad, also in backward areas of Zaheerabad, in Telangana, India. While working with grassroots level communities since almost three decades, he is committed to the vision of achieving Ecological and sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods through Permaculture, and Subsistence farming practices for healthy and non exploitative society. Watch: Video interview with Narsanna Koppula
Since 1999, Aranya has been empowering farming communities across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with Permaculture practices that create sustainable agricultural livelihoods. We have facilitated community participation in watershed and irrigation management, supported tribal farmers to establish and maintain perennial orchards, provided technical support for the development of Permaculture farms, conducted Permaculture courses for youth and farmers, as well as introduced solar power for use in irrigation, cooking and lighting.
Permaculture is a contraction of the two words ‘PERMAnent AgriCULTURE’. It stands for responsible and wise use of natural resources, in a way that will sustain life for the present as well as future generations. It is a philosophy and practice that enables people to design and establish productive systems to provide for their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs, in harmony with natural systems.
“No civilization or culture can survive without a sustainable agriculture base and land use ethics ” says Bill Mollison.
Based on these, we have below three principles of Permaculture:
1)CARE OF THE EARTH :Provision for all the life systems to continue and multiply,
2)CARE OF THE PEOPLE :Provision for people to access all those resources necessary for their existence,