Sir Albert Howard was the founder of the Organic farming movement. Incidentally, he worked for 25 years in India as an agricultural investigator. His 20 page booklet ‘An Agriculture Testament’ covers everything you need to know about organic agriculture. In this issue, we have given a few of his quotable quotes on the subject.
Shri.N.Krishnamurthi covers the related topic of ‘Food, Diet, Nutrition and Food security’ by way of dialogue between the Ostrich, Parrot and Swan.
In happenings section, we have covered training programmes in Bio-pesticides preparation, Terrace garden, Community water management, Bio-methanation plants and Varma Chiktsa etc.
In the wisdom section, Mexican planner Jose Maria Sbert writes that “Man is just one among many forms of life” while Environmental activist Dr.Vandana Shiva beautifully defines “Re-source as Reciprocity along with Regeneration” and finally Claude Alvares an Environmentalist tells us that millions of ordinary people reject the idea of living by the distorting (and distorted) values associated with modern science. For reading the newsletter, please click here