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