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Rural Sociology in Göttingen

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The latest addition to our Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) studies here in Witzenhausen and Göttingen is a much needed humanities: a Rural Sociology class. This class is a welcome break from calculations of digestibility, variability in cropping systems and agriculture in general. It is a time for us to spread out our minds, lay out our thoughts on the disparate and seemingly confused ideas of these rural sociologists and to discuss new things like Gross National Happiness.

More on the SIA study program and schedule. The SIA Practical guide.

A poignant poem about happiness by Nanao Sakaki

If you have time to chatter
Read books
If you have time to read
Walk into mountains, desert and ocean
If you have time to walk
sing songs and dance
If you have time to dance
Sit quietly, you Happy Lucky Idiot

–Nanao Sakaki, 1966 Kyoto Japan


Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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