Initiative

  • Living Utopias
    Brief description (Purpose or mission of your initiative, what it wants to transform, etc.):

    An education initiative that teaches about Alternatives to Industrialism and designs action projects with urban, rural and Indigenous communities in India.

    How promoting group is organized and criteria for considering inclusion of new entities in the group:

    This is a PRAXIS oriented informal but transformative education space that brings together community leaders and activists who are desirous of championing alternatives in their own communities - be it rural or urban or indigenous spaces. All organisations and independent community change agents are welcome. Every year since 2017 we try to run two such community oriented courses based on dialogue and storytelling about existing alternatives around the world, .Participants from our course have gone on inspired from living examples of alternatives to spearhead a Slow Roll cycling event in Bhopal, A regular farmers Market and exchange programme , An artists hub, A food sovereignty based learning project, An open learning centre in an indigenous village and more!

    Scope: National
    Type of initiative: Alternative and Innovative practice
    Main activity area: Access to knowledge
    Where is the initiative located?: Other
    Public actions description and dates for this initiative:

    1. Organic Farmers Market (Anant Mandi) in March 2021

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    Public action n°1:

    Organic Farmers Market

    Public action date n°1: Sun, 03/14/2021 - 00:00
    Brief description n°1:

    As a result of learning about sustainable agriculture , community building and organic farming techniques as well as about Community Supported Agriculture , one of the participants of Living Utopias, Piyuli Ghosh, decided to try out an initiative of bringing farmers and consumers face to face in the city of Bhopal. Called Anant Mandi, this organic farmers market will be held on March 14 , 2021.

    Public action date n°2: Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:00
    Public action date n°3: Mon, 01/25/2021 - 00:00