[act-ma] 5/13 : Spreading the word on Organic Farming by AID Saathi, Revathy from India (MIT, May 13, 7pm @ Bld4, Rm 231)

M. Mandal monamandal at yahoo.com
Wed May 5 11:49:23 PDT 2010

Hope you can join us for this evening of inspiration....

Association  For India's Development
MIT & Boston Chapters proudly 
Spreading the  Word on Organic Farming
Talk by AID Saathi, Revathy
Organic Farmer | Teacher  | Motivator   
DATE:Thursday, May 13, 2010 (7pm)
LOCATION:MIT, Building 4, Room 231
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA [Google  Map]

MORE DETAILS: http://www.aidboston.org/RevathyUSTour2010/Boston 

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We  would like to invite you to a very special talk  by AID Saathi, Revathy who is on a US tour.  After Cyclone Aila in May 2009 where most of  the salinated land was speculated to be useless  for agriculture for 3 years, AID Boston worked  closely with Revathy who trained the farmers  in the Sunderbans, West Bengal in growing paddy  and vegetables using modern and innovative organic  methods proving them wrong in just a few months. 
Read more: [Cyclone  Aila Website]

About Revathy: 
 Revathy has worked with more than 32,000 farmers  in the organic movement in Tamil Nadu and her  work has been recognized by the governments  of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Her hands-on  knowledge in the importance of rejuvenating  the soil using a holistic approach towards soil  restoration, seed selection techniques, methods  to create organic pest repellent and herbicides  would help us understand and appreciate the  intricacies involved in agricultural practices.  She also has a lot of experience in disaster  management and has spearheaded some of these  efforts supported by AID during the Tsunami (Tamil  Nadu), Cyclone Aila (West Bengal) and Kurnool  (Andhra Pradesh) floods. 
[Learn  More...] 

Association  for India's Development(AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting  sustainable, equitable, and just development.  In solidarity with non-violent people's struggles,  AID supports grassroot organizations in India  and initiates efforts in various interconnected  spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural  resources, health, women's empowerment, and  social justice.     
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