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  1. Carved from the Lands of Change

    sarada's passage to navdanya conclusion

    October 30, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    The storms wake me at night, winds calling forth two months of rain and threatening to rip the tin from the rooftops before the water comes, a wall of wet, plastering the tin back in place and beating it down with tiny fists. Lightning illuminates the corners of the bed, and in this place, I sometimes wonder if the sky is made of fire.


  2. Knee Deep in Soil

    sarada's passage to navdanya V

    August 24, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    All living things are based on soil. In ancient times, humans believed it was the mother of all life, the placenta of the planet. In this her fifth article, Sarada Eastham delves into the soil’s subsistence and elder wisdom.

    “To forget how to dig the earth and tend soil is to forget ourselves.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  3. Meeting Dr. Vandana Shiva

    sarada's passage to navdanya part IV

    July 27, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    This summer, Lightwaves is posting a monthly theme week on sustainability, featuring the reflections of inspired yogis who are integrating spiritual practice and critical thought into their work at a global and or local sphere.

    We begin this second thematic week with Sarada Eastham, a Canadian intern in India, devoted to international development and drawing awareness to social, environmental, and agricultural injustice. (more…)

  4. Revolution of the Seed

    sarada's passage to navdanya part III

    June 26, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    The last few days have been a whirlwind of sights and colors. Settling into Navdanya has been like a dream: misty mornings followed by scorching afternoons, followed by star filled evenings, one after the other. The sounds of Hindi are becoming more familiar to my ears and I have learned the names of most of the community members here.


  5. Adaptation Upon Arrival

    sarada's passage to navdanya part II

    May 28, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. They have helped 54 community seed banks across the country, training over 500,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades. They are actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge, for the protection of biological and cultural diversity.


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