Our planting tutorial and “Kitchen Garden” distribution, organised by Nixon, went extremely well. He gave an excellent presentation and distributed a majority of the 8,000 Bell Pepper plants that have been growing in the Nursery aside our Maya Nut trees. Amongst those at the tutorial were representatives from numerous community organisations including; GPLA and Fondase. Enjoy the benefits of Kitchen Gardens!
We are so proud to pronounce the Love Bund finished.
Named after the heart shaped hole dug to obtain the soil, it has taken well over a month and a half to be stomped, packed and patted into perfection. Hours of laughter and sweat have been spent, with our friends Mumpty and Crowbar, in this hole.
Now it’s all about waiting for that monsoon rain to trickle and drip into the heart, catching and trapping all the silty goodness. As it overflows and joins all the water in the damm created by the bund, it will sink deep into the soil, spreading life into the forest’s roots.
From a bund, with love, we wish you a ecotastic week!
Dear Sadhana people, I don´t know if you can see it on my profile, but I have a request for you:
I would like to ask you, if you know any nice vegan recipe from your home country, that you could send me
Of cause I would like to try it out myself ( I always enjoy eating
But I also want to use it for a project:
I am trying to write a children-book, which will show in a gentle way, why it is harmful to consume animal products and at the same time give alternative ideas by showing vegan recipes from all around the world.
The sorry will be about a little girl living happily on a farm, until one day she finds out, that her favourite cow is very said because she is pregnant and can not keep her calf. After the little girl understands the problem of eating milk products, she and the cow go on a journey around the world in order to find a solution.
They find lots of vegan recipes! And the happy end will be that the family is cooking vegan and the cow can keep her child.
I already road the story and started to draw pictures, but I want to ask for YOUR HELP WITH THE RECIPES, because I imagine that there are many ambassadors from all over the world that have knowledge about cooking vegan. So please contact me, if you have a nice vegan recipe from your country.
Thanks a lot in advance,
Liebe Grüße, Mara
It was a beautiful Sunday
From 9.30 am the children poured in, coming from different projects and villages. Some were walking, cycling, in buses, but all really excited and curious to participate in all activities.
First we did an open circle with music and dance, to bring the energy up. There were 300 children in total that made this day very magic. It was so nice to see them in perfect harmony with the environment, feeling at ease, totally at home, in tune with their land.
From 10.30 am till 4 pm the activities were full on, only with a break to have lunch and swim in the mud pool.
There were 25 monitors divided in 7 groups with different areas already prepared to make interesting projects for this special day, with each group having a different colour.
We had the blue; the music group who were making musical instruments with recycled canes, bamboos, coconut rope and stones.
The red group, handicrafts doing dream catchers and jewelers.
The green group, the ecological one, they were making a boat with plastic bottles and creating a recycle area with coloured dust bins to divide paper, glass, plastic, metal and organic.
The yellow group, focused on building a playground, a beautiful teepee (traditional house from the North American Indians) with bamboo, lots of clay, stones and some glass bottles. Also they created some funny games with tyres.
The orange group, the sports area were playing volleyball, football, basketball and everybody was the winner, no score, changing the team formation all the time.
The turquoise group, the clay village was making a village in miniature with small houses, people, gardens, temples, animals, lakes, etc.
The rainbow group, the games zone did many non-competitive games full of fun and joy.
The face painting area didn’t stop for one minute. All the kids got their faces full of colors, flowers, animals and artistic designs and shapes that made them very happy.
Special thanks to all the Sadhana forest volunteers who made this dream come true. We had 80 people helping in all kinds of things, cooking, taking the kids to the toilet, life guards in the mud pool, guides of the place, carrying the drinking water, serving the lunch, the clowns performing around and everybody interacting with the children in a really harmonious way.
The day finished with more music and dance, with an atmosphere of joy in the air, slowly they started to vanish in the landscape. The mission was complete- with great success in learning how to use all the waste materials that have the name of garbage and combine them with natural materials, all in a very practical way. It was amazing to see the final results, some that will stay in Children’s Land, some they took to their homes, but all will stay in their hearts and their minds and will transform our environment in a place full of beauty and magic.
Thanks to all photographers and a special thanks to Giorgio who came from Auroville and took so many beautiful pictures.