Sunday, 23 February 2014

Immersion learning

Learning in the field.

This past month, more than 20 of our students, from Masters in Environmental Science and our Polytechnic visited rural Karnataka, to better understand the issues related to sustainable farming.  And sustainability that is financial and environmental.  And also social.  

The students learned to understand, that there is not always a right answer, and that much depends on the farmer's circumstance, the state of the soil, the crop, and the amount to energy the farmer can or desires to put in.

The students also learned, that they need to engineer, or build biogas plants that are easy to construct and operate.  And they will build such facilities for the farmers, as part of their final year projects.

They all want to go back.  

Great learning all around.