Scholarship winner 2013

By |April 17th, 2013|Courses|0 Comments

I was born and raised in the periphery of a city six hours from Mumbai called Aurangabad. As a child I often wondered what was happening to the surrounding land. The nearby fields, where I used to run around and climb trees, were slowly disappearing and being replaced by housing and industrial complexes. Later when my parents moved into the city I got lost in my studies and went to college to study statistics. After that I got an opportunity to experience life, living and working in a village in Rajasthan, India and Wales, UK through The Global Exchange Program. Later, as a field researcher, I was involved in various projects across the country and I was fascinated by the simple lifestyle of the people in the villages. I envied those communities for the connection they shared with nature.

To connect with nature myself I decided to quit my job and volunteer, learn and […]

Attention: Farmers, Hobby Farmers and Acreage Holders

By |March 21st, 2013|Courses|0 Comments

23% Failure Rate for Farm Dams
Do Not Call an Earth Moving Company until you Read This.
A $3000 – $7000 dam can rapidly turn into a million dollar nightmare (with lives lost) in just
one downpour of rain if certain key principles are not strictly adhered to. 23% of new farm
dams fail each year in […]

Hand tools the old way to go for a new frontier

By |March 6th, 2013|Courses, Tools|0 Comments

The use of small hand tools in farming can be found all over the world, however in the 1st world many of these tools and skills on how to use, maintain and repair these tools have been lost. If you go to 3rd world countries you can still find these small hand tools still being used today, although western society is driving them out in replacement of small machinery, gripping them in the reliance on fossil fuel. The very interesting thing is almost everywhere you go around the world where they still use small cutting hand tools (sickles) you will find many different types of tools that are almost the same, very similar size and similar curved shape. […]