Homa Organic Farming Presented to Polish Organic Farmers

By Dr. Barry Rathner
Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya, Poland, Europe

Abhay Mutalik Desai, an award-winning Homa Organic Farmer from Belgaum, Karnataka, India, visited Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya in Poland, in May and shared his experience and expertise with our Homa farm community.

In his three PowerPoint demonstrations, the data clearly showed the improvement that Homa Organic Farming provides over traditional organic farming (as well as non-organic farming). Continue reading “Homa Organic Farming Presented to Polish Organic Farmers”

Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India

       Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai received the 2nd place of the "Dharti Mitra National Award" for Organic Agriculture. This happened at the 19th World Organic Congress in November 2017 held at Delhi. It was launched by the organization "Organic India" to recognize the invaluable service that organic farmers provide to agriculture, ecology and to the society of India. Continue reading “Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India”

Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium

Award for Development of Homa Ecological Agriculture in First Symposium for Family Agriculture

   
The Agricultural Development Institute (INDAP), of the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture
, organized on 6 and 7 September 2017, the 1st Symposium on Agro-ecology for Family Agriculture. Recognition was given for the creativity and effort to those small farmers and/or their organizations, which develop agro-ecological production systems in the country’s agricultural food sector. Continue reading “Irma Castillo, Region of Antofagasta, Chile, Receives Recognition from Agro-Ecological Symposium”

Organic Certification for ‘Satsang’ Homa Farm, Curacaví, Chile

Satsang is part of the Organization of Organic Producers of Curacaví
        On Friday, May 5th, Curacaví, OPOC’s Internal Control Officer, Sebastián Morales, visited the Satsang farm to verify on the ground that it meets the requirements of the Chilean regulations to be declared an organic farm. During the inspection, Sebastián Morales approved of the organic Homa cultivation techniques that are used in Satsang, a farm that last year was registered with OPOC in Chile.

       The following weekend, on Sunday, May 14th, members of the Forest Guard Network, led by Isidora Huici and Fabián Guerrero, visited the Satsang farm to harvest seeds of native Chilean trees, such as Boldo, Quillay and Peumo, to help reforesting the hills affected by forest fires in Chile last summer.
      At the time, the volunteers of the Network also took Agnihotra ash to mix with the seeds, helping their healthy and vigorous germination and growth.
(Photographs: courtesy of Fabián Guerrero)

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“Wake Up Before It’s Too Late:” New UN Report Calls for Dramatic Shift Toward Natural Agriculture

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. Continue reading ““Wake Up Before It’s Too Late:” New UN Report Calls for Dramatic Shift Toward Natural Agriculture”

What’s Wrong With Our Food System?

Birke Baehr – 11 year old Organic Food Activist (video)

“What’s Wrong With Our Food System? And How Can We Make A Difference?”

Recently, Birke was a speaker at a TED Conference. The annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Oxford, bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

Summer Festival at Homa Hof, Heiligenberg, Germany

On 23rd of July 2011, a summer festival was held at the Homa Farm called ‘Homa Hof’ at Heiligenberg (southern Germany), which was well received.

This Homa farm was founded in 1988 and is run by over 60 honorary members. Beside morning and evening Agnihotra, other disciplines are practiced regularly as recommended by Shree Vasant (5 o’clock morning mantra, Vyahruti Homas at 10,12,15,18, and 21 and Om Tryambakam Homa is maintained at least 4 hours daily). In addition, on many occasions the Tryambakam Homa is practiced for 24 hours or more. In an area of 20 hectares, 8 ha are used for agriculture, which are managed with great success applying Homa Therapy techniques. (Please also see Homa Hof testimony)
Every 3-4 weeks free information sessions are offered.

Approximately 70 visitors came from near and far for the summer meeting and at various points of the farm different activities were offered. These were:

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