[act-ma] Thu 5/13 MIT: Organic Agriculture Talk by Revathy

umang kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Wed May 12 07:10:45 PDT 2010


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Turning the Tide: Spreading the word on Organic Farming

Speaker: Revathy

Time: 7:00p - 8:30p
Location: MIT, 4-231

We would like to invite you to a very special talk by Association for
India's Development (AID) associate, Revathy, an expert in organic farming
methods, who is on a US tour. After Cyclone Aila in the eastern coastal
regions of India in May 2009,  when most of the salinated land was predicted
to be useless for agriculture for 3 years, AID Boston worked closely with
Revathy who trained the farmers in the Sunderbans islands in the eastern
Indian state of West Bengal in growing paddy and vegetables using modern and
innovative organic methods proving the skeptics wrong in just a few months.

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.

For more information, see:
http://www.aidboston.org/RevathyUSTour2010/index.html
This event is brought to you by Association For India's Development
MIT & Boston Chapters
Web site:http://www.aidboston.org/RevathyUSTour2010/index.html

Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Association for India's Development - MIT
For more information, contact:
Karthik Shekhar
617 999 6155
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