arozin Joined: 19 Mar 2007 Posts: 1 Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:20 am Post subject: Re forest South India --> Greetings from Sadhana Forest. We are curently looking for volunteers/interns to work on this ongoing project. Please be so kind as to forward this information to people within the Permaculture community who may be able to help with this.
Sadhana Forest is a Permaculture Reforestation project in Southern India practising sustainability within the community. Our main aim is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery, and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last minute effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth.
Facilties here include a library, small swimming pool, use of bicycles, internet access and the opportunity to participate in occasional workshops (eg. sustainable living). We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, vegan/organic gardening, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets. We are looking for Project Co-ordinators. The posts will be voluntary and for 4 months or more. Full board is provided for those staying for a minimum of 4 months.