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Sadhana Forest is a reforestation and water conservation project in the international township of Auroville, south India. Founded in 2003, we are reforesting 70 acres of severely eroded land, bringing back the indigenous Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. Volunteers come and live on our sustainable, off-the-grid, solar-powered, low waste, vegan campus. We provide them with food and accommodation and they take part in the community life. Volunteers take part in the water conservation and reforestation work and plant, mulch, and water trees during the season. They also perform maintenance tasks around the community. During their time off they can take part in various community activities or visit the local area.
We also welcome many visitors that come to see our project, host groups of local children in a natural learning space, take care of rescued cows in our vegan animal sanctuary, host a gift economy vegan Tea Hut and self-directed learning courses in our UniverCity of Compassion.
- Water Conservation
- Sustainable Living
- Veganism and Vegan Animal Sanctuary
- Community Life
We are reviving an ecosystem that was on the brink of destruction, bringing back water, trees and all the fauna and flora that come with them. We welcome over 1,000 volunteers per year and thousands of visitors, introducing them to our project and our unique way of life, based on compassion for all living beings.