New on-line course for sustainable living

A sustainable living short course organised and presented by Dr.Thimmaiah was launched in mid-December 2015. The Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA is the first University in US to teach a course in Biodynamic Agriculture in collaboration with Demeter USA.

This course of four pre-recorded lessons will introduce students to biodynamic agriculture: concepts, principles, and practices. Students will understand soil as a living entity, soil formation, and agronomic aspects comprising soil fertility, nutrient cycling, and the importance of organic soil matter. This course will also cover biodynamic preparations, which are vital in this system of farming. The role of planets and constellations on plants and farming to attune the crops to the biorhythms of nature will be discussed.

Dr. A. Thimmaiah, PhD, is an expert in organic, biodynamic, and Vedic agriculture promoting climate-smart, low-carbon green approaches for rural development. Through constant innovation and research, he has developed many low-cost farming solutions utilizing natural resources that are benefiting thousands of farmers in different countries.

As a consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan from 2008-2013, he developed the organic standards, guidebooks, training manuals and zero-cost certification system to empower the farmers and facilitate the Himalayan nation to go 100% organic by 2020.

Dr. Thimmaiah holds a PhD in Biodynamic Agriculture from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India, and serves as Associate Professor of Department of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.