India'S ARCHIVE

  • There is a brand new video to raise awareness and funds for Sadhana Forest. Some older material has been mixed with new footage after Mark Allen came to Sadhana Forest and initiated this video project. Thanks to volunteer Maya and her camera, this is what came out of it. Hope you enjoy and spread the […]

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  • For those who attentively follow the events and changes at Sadhana Forest, especially those who enjoy the Friday evening tour through the forest, here is some exciting news! No longer will clean footwear be tarnished by the monsoon mud, for a crew of trail-builders has been hard at work building a turnpike. What is a […]

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  • Here in Sadhana Forest we are growing a Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. But the trees are not the whole story. This ecosystem supports a huge variety of wildlife and we are lucky enough to encounter these creatures every day! See the photos below to see a tiny selection of some of the invertebrates and amphibians we share […]

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  • For the last few weeks many of the volunteers have been busy with painting new forest plaques with information about some of our tree species. Here in Sadhana Forest we are growing a Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest, and this ecosystem type consists of over 160 species. Most of these are evergreen species including trees, shrubs and […]

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  •   Wow! You won’t believe the transformation in the Kindergarten in Thiruchitrambaram! The front garden of the kindergarten which was once nothing more than bare earth is now positively overflowing with green! Bursting at the sides! Papaya and tomato plants are already growing big and strong and little seedlings of salad leaves and bringal are […]

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  • CHILDREN’S LAND 1st BIRTHDAY & RECYCLING FESTIVAL!! SADHANA FOREST     Come and join us for this special celebration on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26th     Let us get creative and experiment together how we combine waste with natural material!! We will make: – musical instruments – a boat – paper maché – a tipi house […]

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  • Sadhana Forest, Friday December 17th Come join us for a day filled with free workshops, vegan organic food, live music and theatre, and our ecofilm for the evening: La Belle Verte.  This all-day festival is a great opportunity for learning about sustainability and the Sadhana Forest project, sharing knowledge, passion and skills, eating great food […]

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  • The cyclone season is upon us! Up first (and hopefully last) was Cyclone Jal. On Sunday, November 7th we woke to dark skies and slow rain. Within hours the whole storm would be upon us so this meant it was time to get ready! Volunteers who had heard our request for help the night before, […]

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  • Happy Diwali Everyone, On the 5th of November Sadhana Forest was all light and beauty with lamps lined all along the path and beautiful deepam(oil lamp) mandalas made to mark the celebration of Diwali, the festival of light. Diwali, which is one of the most important festivals in India is celebrated on the kartika amavasya […]

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  • Wow! What a great week at the kindergarten in Thiruchitrambaram this week. The children are becoming more accustomed to our presence and we can visibly see them relax more and recognise us on each visit.   On Monday we arrived with lots and lots of organic material and tools to build the raised garden beds. […]

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Sadhana Forest