Learn From The Source



The ELP curriculum will present topics from the fields of architecture, agriculture, ecology, mathematics, physiology, psychology, and what may be referred to as ‘life science’. The collaborative presentation of the various topics is tasked to encourage the creativity of thought and awareness of socially identified needs. The cornerstone of our presentation style is experiential. Through such exposure, we hope to impart a pragmatic system of decision-making, with which participants may access the ‘why’ of their actions.

TGG Foundation understands a person who knows the “why” of their actions to be a congruent individual. Within society, congruent individuals are our leaders, role models & sages, but most importantly congruent persons are happy. Contended with their understanding of their personal relevance of being, in relation to the other, a congruent person is able to authentically dedicate themselves to any pursuit they identify as worthy. This is because such a mode of engagement has a substantially motivating and inspirational effect. We hope to create responsible citizens who lead the life of a realized being on this planet.


The preliminary ELP course is a 14-day program (including holidays & weekends), 10 days will be spent at The Green Garden, the last 4 will be spent at The RHM Center. The course fee is Rs . 10000/- + 18% GST; the total is 11800 (Rupees eleven thousand eight hundred only); With the course fee, and provided on-site is accommodation (single bed on twin sharing basis), as well the first 10 days of food [breakfast, lunch, tea & dinner (all veg)]. We encourage light packing – to mean bring what you believe you need; nothing more, nothing less. Online enrollment and 100% fee payment are 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 email. We ask that participants review the ELP Prep Material as per their convenience, before arriving at The Green Garden – a preliminary assessment will be held.

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 the TGG Foundation to create a livelihood for women in rural India with a special focus on gender equality in wages.


“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. Nature is your teacher here. The participants will also interact with members of TGG Foundation, Navajyothi (Kerala) and SHG supported by TGG Foundation, the local community, visitors, and guests during their engagement with us, please maintain mutual respect and compassion. The participants are required to participate thoroughly and are discouraged from taking leave in between the course period. Completion of the ELP course does not guarantee RHM Membership or Extended Family Certification, this is as per the evaluative discretion of the Final Experiential Report & course participation.


1) Technology-based projects to enhance employment opportunities in rural India
2) Projects on chemical-free food production and its preservation.
3) Research on medicinal plants and tea
4) Most energy efficient & low cost tiny homes


Allision Platt

Tufts University & TGG Foundation

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C. Adhithya Narayan

Symbiosys School of Economics, Pune

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