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The Kalpavruksh Farm and honey bee nursery located in South Gujarat used to implement modern, chemical-based farming method. As government policies and market trends pressured the farmer to produce more with less natural resources, Mr. Bhaskar Save realized that the new method would be unsustainable for the soil and food production. Although initial profits were high, Mr. Bhaskar Save decided to revert back toward the natural way of farming through Gandhi's 5 principles. As a result, this farm is now one of the best operated organic farms in India and Mr. Save is credited as a champion in natural farming around the world.
Diversity of Indigenous Culture
In an age where multinational agribusiness has casually stripped India of seed diversity, while creating dependence on its GMO seed products, Natabar Sarangi is on a mission to revitalize organic agriculture and reintroduce native rice varieties through seed banking. His fight is not only to repair the damage done to India's agricultural sector since the so-called "green revolution", it is to restore an ethic of sustainability and economic justice to farming. It is a struggle for the overall wellbeing of the nation.
Free Farm: A Church Without Walls
Located at the heart of San Francisco, California, a third of an acre was once the home of a church that was destroyed by fire in 1995. For close to 15 years the empty lot accumulated glass, plastic and syringes but today, in less than a year, it has been converted into an urban farm that has given away thousands of pounds of fresh local organic produce to the community. Moreover, the uniqueness of Free Farm lies in the intention to cultivate the spirit of volunteers and society by creating a microcosm of mutuality, simplicity, respect, generosity, and love.
"Doing things for free encourages people to share, it encourages people to be community, to be family. It provides people the chance to be generous with each other." --Tree, co-founder of the Free Farm.
Grateful: A Love Song to the World
Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that 'gratefulness' is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, 'Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.' This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.