Gardening for All!

People who appreciate plants and green spaces often do not venture into gardening as they have reservations. These could be limitation of time, watering routine as a responsibility, working with soil being a messy affair, space constraints, brown thumb label, wanting to grow food only, etc. Added to these limitations there is a new term…

Exploring ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ – My Internship Journey

Economics – of all things ?!! Who picks up economics for an internship ? My journey was to be all about climate action, reforestation, organic farming & sustainable living – right ? At least that’s what I thought before starting out my fellowship! But then the Bhoomi Conference and ‘Economics for Wellbeing’ module happened. As…

How many children are really learning at school? – Internship journey

I am doing a Holistic Education course with Bhoomi where we get to learn about different ways in which alternative education can be facilitated to children. This involved looking at myself, my understanding of the world and my own limitations at it. When we finished the core education module, there was a chance for us…

Ups and Downs – My Internship Journey

When we were told about the 2 month internship period, I was already painting a mental picture of all that I wanted to do and experience. And boy, did it not go according to my plan! If I had been told to write this blog right after the internship, you would be reading words filled…

Internship at Bhoomi: Urban Terrace Gardening and Composting

Although city bred, most of my life I have been lucky enough to have a lot of nature around me. I had plenty of free spaces to roam around and unstructured playtime. There was easy access to small hills which my friends and I climbed during our holidays to catch the sunrise or the sunset….

An experience of Bhoomi College – Reflections of a VCIL student

After a long trip from Thailand to Bengaluru, Bhoomi College welcomed us like magic, with earthen buildings, shades of trees, and home-cooked, from-garden-to-table food with organic ingredients. As a person working on climate change and sustainability, it’s my “instinct” that whenever I come to a new place, I would immediately notice all the “green” or…

Bangalore’s Water Story

Bengaluru’s water is a deadly drink, our lakes are filled with garbage and froth. Bore wells are drying up, summers are hit with tankers, mafia and what not. These are some of the sparkling headlines about Bengaluru’s water crisis. What happened to the lake city? Has the water been a problem for the city since…

An Illustrated Guide to Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution

Fukuoka says “It involves little more than broadcasting seed and spreading straw, but it has taken me over thirty years to reach this simplicity ” One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka is a must read if you are interested in understanding nature in a holistic view. It not only sheds light on different ways of…

Looking back at the Economics Module

If we look at our current economic growth model, it occurs at the cost of environmental degradation and resource depletion . Every form of ‘ development’ as we know it, is depleting our limited resources at a rate never seen before!   This paradigm has also given rise to social injustice, inequality and unfair distribution of…

“Table to Farm” – An insight into the Farming Module

The First step towards Well-being starts with Food. Through a series of sessions, we learnt the importance of consuming Food that is Healthy and Chemical/Poison-free. Then on to the cultivation side, we commenced “Farming Module”. Farms have fascinated me since long and I eagerly awaited this experience. Over the next month and half, we were…