Welcome to another Pitchandikulam Forest Newsletter. We hope you enjoy some glimpses into the activities of the team through the newsletter, blog and website. I am writing these words from the far south of Tasmania where cold storms blow in from the southern ocean while in Auroville our monsoon is about to arrive.
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Joss reflects on critical issues of pain, joy and transition in his personal Auroville and Tasmanian diary.
Aurovillian Kavitha reports from the inspiring Global Eco village Network (GEN) summit in Findhorn, Scotland.
Nine thousand children are set to plant 350,000 trees across the Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu, India.
Meet our three summer volunteers from Engineers Without Borders, the wonderful NGO from Bristol, UK.
Know Your Plants
Welcome to our online herbarium, a beautiful resource of plant-based wisdom from our region.
Eco-friendly village beauty salons provide livelihoods and an alternative to chemical cosmetics.
Be a Bird Friend!
Pitchandikulam’s Birds Friends Club is inspiring growing numbers of bird lovers.
Enjoy vignettes of Tamil culture in our new regular column.
The Sustainable Livelihoods Institute and women from the bio-region celebrate the International Rural Women’s Day.
Dr. Berengere Berieau shares Ayurvedic seasonal health tips.