Learn from the source
The vision behind the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is to restore our traditional knowledge among the younger generation and to connect them with the natural environment. It helps the students to know the importance of preserving the nature with its full bio-diversity and its impact on the overall well being. During the ELP, the students will get introduced to ethical farming practices and the role of responsible farmers in keeping the food chain alive. The experience in working with the rural community will enhance their knowledge of ‘sustainable developments’ by preserving the eco-system for the future generations. It is an opportunity for them to inculcate human values and to self explore . It also provides an opportunity to understand stake holder engagements in agriculture sector through empowerment of the farming community and by eliminating all kind of social discrimination that exists in the society.
The preliminary ELP course is a 14 day program (not including holidays or weekends), and the fee is Rs . 10000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) ; Accommodation and meals are included in the course fee, and are provided on site. We encourage light packing – to mean bring what you believe you need; nothing more, nothing less.
Online enrollment and 50% fee payment is done at least 3 weeks before the anticipated course date. On confirmation of enrollment certain readings ‘ELP Prep Material’, relevant to the course, will be made available via download and email. We ask that participants review the ELP Prep Material in its entirety before arriving at The Green Garden – a preliminary assessment will be held, as this material will be fundamental to the progression of the course.
Completion of the preliminary course grants participants membership to TGG’s Extended Family. Members of the extended family are eligible to receive concessions and visibility through TGG’s network. They can also set-up a social enterprise with the support of TGG Foundation to create livelihood for women in rural India with special focus on gender equality in wages.
We hope to create responsible citizens who lead the life of a realised being in this planet.
TGG Foundation offers social start up support in following area:
1) Responsible Technologies.
2) Machines that are Eco friendly & emits zero carbon.
3) Energy that are renewable and it’s application on day-to-day life.
4) Durable and Zero Maintenance Machines & Mechanisms for best utilisation of natural resources.
5) Sustainable Rural development projects through the empowerment of women in rural India.
6) Ecommerce and other technology based projects to enhance livelihood opportunities in rural India
7) Projects for chemical-free food production and its preservation.
8) Bio-diversity restoration projects
“You are on your own and your actions are guided by your own consciousness”. All candidates are requested to uphold their ethics and commitment towards this program and be ready to lead a slow life. The nature is your teacher here.
The participants will also interact with members of TGG Foundation, Navajyothi (Kerala) an SHG supported by TGG Foundation, local community, visitors and guests during their engagement with us, please maintain mutual respect and compassion.
The participants are required to work on all working days and are encouraged not to take leave in between the course period.
Work from previous participants:
Ms. Allision Platt, Tufts University & TGG Foundation Download Thesis
Mr. C. Adhithya Narayan, Symbiosys School of Economics, Pune Download Report
Wayanad Country Homes, Onneyar, Vaduvanchal-P.O, Wayanad, Kerala, India