Sadhana Forest

Sadhana Forest

About

Sadhana Forest is an international vegan organization working on water conservation, indigenous reforestation and food security in India, Haiti and Kenya.

Founded
2003
Headquarters

Sadhana Forest
Auroville 605101
Tamil Nadu
India

Reviews

tomatosmoothie
Mark
10/10

It's a awesome vegan community, there is not just a sense of doing good by planting trees but a sense of togetherness and of community.

The food is Vegan the lifestyle is simple and lovely.

The 2 sevas a day along with the community sevas help the functioning of the community. Seva a selfless act in essence is the spirit of the community. We all pitch in to help the community run smoothly.

If it is serving lunch or being a runner to bring plates to everyone before meals the community sevas show the togetherness of all.

The water conservation techniques used are beautiful and the forest itself is filled with trees and life.

Volunteering at Sadhana Forest has enriched me as a human being as I grew with the trees.

I wish everyone could experience what I did.

Yes, I recommend this program
Peter
10/10

My visit to Sadhana Forest Haiti was an unforgettable experience. This place is a truly unique opportunity to experience what it is like to invest your time and energy into a project that really matters. With the experience of more then 7 years Sadhana Forest Haiti is cooperating with the local people to create food forests for long-term food security and restoration of the environment. Sadhana Forest Haiti is a place of hope and love based on wonderful core values like, veganism, gift-economy, unschooling, sustainable living, zero-waste etc. By volunteering at Sadhana Forest Haiti you have the unique opportunity to meet amazing like minded people and explore the beauty of the Carribean as well. I highly recommend you to pay Sadhana Forest Haiti a visit and help this amazing project in a place where your help is really needed!

How can this program be improved?
It's already amazing and the more volunteers the better!
Yes, I recommend this program
Mike
Mike
10/10

I came to Sadhana Forest Kenya after having spent a good amount of time at Sadhana Forest India. At this outpost about three hundred kilometers from Nairboi, (and about fifty kilometers from the nearest paved road or electrical grid), the spirit of service and eco-friendly living are every bit as alive and inspiring as in India.

Sadhana Forest Kenya is a volunteer community whose main goal is to establish food and water security in the Samburu region through planting local, indigenous, drought-resistant, food producing trees. Locals can come here for traning, and Sadhana Forest staff and volunteers also pay visits to homes, schools, churches, and so on in order to plant the trees raised in the nursery here.

Every aspect of life in Sadhana Forest Kenya is meant to compliment and contribute to the work - thus the solar and wind power, vegan kitchen, compost toilets, low-flow handwash stations, simple accommodation. If you have ever considered steering your life in a more eco-friendly direction, this is the place to see and feel these values in action.

Sadhana Forest Kenya also provides drinkable water and solar charging power for locals, which is crucial in an area with no electrical grid and frequently low water reserves.

Sadhana Forest Kenya also provides an opportunity to meet and work alongisde Samburu people; to live simply and close to nature; to create solid bonds with other volunteers; to enjoy top-quality sunrises and sunsets every day; and to see the stars and milky way at night.

Please visit, or even better, come stay! It's an amazing project, staffed by truly dedicated people, doing important work. My month here has been beautiful and I'm sure I'll be back again.

How can this program be improved?
More Volunteers!
Yes, I recommend this program
Alex
10/10

Sadhana Forest surprised me in many ways, I did not expect to develop such a deep connection with the land and with myself. The conservation work Sadhana Forest does is long term and sustainable and the local community really understands the benefits and gets on board wholly.

I particularly learned a lot about self reliance, I enjoyed learning how to fix a a 4x4 van, and to upgrade a solar electrical system. Also about living simply, there is free time to read, talk or to improve a skill, away from all the stresses of modern, connected life.

The food is amazing, vegan, whole foods were not the main factor for me coming to Sadhana Forest but after eating like this for a few weeks I feel I have so much energy, not to mention every meal is delicious, particularly the chocolate mouse.

All in all I would really recommend Sadhana Forest, for growing yourself there is no better way to spend a few months.

Also you get a great tan!

How can this program be improved?
More people need to know about this fantastic project.
Yes, I recommend this program
Aiko
Aiko
10/10

If you are looking for an authentic and once-in-a-lifetime experience, wish to connect with the wonderful people of the Samburu tribe, want to try the most compassionate diet and eat whole food vegan meals, would like to live without creating any waste, are ready to live within nature and in the most eco-friendly way possible AND wish to plant indigenous drought-resistant food producing trees for the people who need it the most, Sadhana Forest Kenya is made for you :)

How can this program be improved?
This program can only be improved by more volunteers joining the project! Spread the word :)
Yes, I recommend this program

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