Friday, March 26, 2010

Lend-A-Hand India, a US based non-profit founded by young Indians, has trained over 10,000 students in rural India in various trade skills. They are now developing a course in sustainable rural development based on permaculture principles.

I'm working on this project along with an international group of permaculture experts. The course will be designed to empower these rural students to help their communities meet their food, water, and shelter needs sustainably. Training in permaculture based farm design, water harvesting, waste management, locally appropriate building design and construction, and community action will enable better use of local resources, improved self-reliance, and rehabilitation natural ecosystems.

Please visit the project web page to donate to this project. Since Lend-A-Hand India is a registered non-profit under section 501(c)(3), your donation will be tax deductible!


mala said...

how does one link up with lend a hand. we have a small patch of farm land in rural india and would like to do natural farming...but dont know where to you have a training programme?

Chinmay said...

Mala, we're working on creating a curriculum for high school kids in India. Lend-A-Hand's primary objective is not natural farming though, so they are probably not the best resource for you.

Depending on where you are in India, you can visit nearby natural farms to learn from them. Ask about this on the fukuoka farming yahoo group -

Green Mountain Realty said...

Permaculture and sustainable farming is really catching on in this country and we are proud to live in a great area where it is spreading like crazy.


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