"The end of a stage of evolution is usually marked by a powerful recrudescence of all that has to go out of the evolution."
Sri Aurobindo

DEEP ADAPTATION Auroville is a collective of information exchange on climate change, the socio-environmental collapse and adaptation to its consequences in Auroville and the bioregion in order to move into practical actions towards more mutual-aid and solidarity, resilience and sustainability.

Plastic recycling techniques & tricks

Terassoul - 10 am to 1.00 pm every day except Sunday.
   

We can't go on trashing our planet…. It's time to act…

Call me on +91 94423 41398

10 am to 1.00 pm every day except Sunday.

I will be more than happy to come & share with you plastic recycling techniques & tricks. …

Come & see how we do it at Terrasoul in Auroville….

Please spread the message… share this video with your family & friends…

Please come forward, we need you!

Satya

Pondy BEACH CLEAN UP!

Sunday morning 6.00 to 7.30 am at Soorya beach
   

Sunday morning 6.00 to 7.30 am at Soorya beach, near Soorya beach resort, Bommayar Palayam.

Contact Satya for whatsapp group: +91 94423 41398

Sorting and recycling work at Terra Soul Farm’s Makers Space in Auroville from 10.00 to 1.00 every morning except Sunday.

Our Beach clean up group is making a positive impact on our beaches and in our community’s minds and hearts.

We are a group of volunteers from different backgrounds, places and ages that come together to collect, sort and recycle or upcycle all kinds of trash. We have met regularly for several months to enjoy the ocean and beach together and to do this beach clean up Karma yoga or service.

We invite you: whether a resident or visitor; an Aurovillian or local villager; a child youth, adult or senior citizen to join and share our passion for a cleaner beach and ocean and a way of living more sustainably and restoratively on our beautiful planet earth.

Please look at our poster and listen to the Auroville Radio podcast for more information. Thank you

Instagram: @zerowastebeach

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indiabeachcleanup/

Whatsapp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/D4h2yzoNGvK1tEFgOqEGfN

For plastic recycling contact Minvayu Makerspace (at Terra Soul Farm) minvayu@gmail.com

https://yourspositively.com/art-from-garbage-on-the-beach/

Deep Adapter LISTENING

   

Need a support to talk and to be listened to? Call us!

On the way to resilience, adapting to the unknown, we sometimes go through challenging emotional states. Sharing the path, the daily questions, keeping the collective alive, helps a lot walk the path smoothly

Several structures in Auroville are offering their help for deep listening

Joy, Mood & Mental Health during isolation

Joy is certainly one of the main ingredients to stay healthy.

During times of COVID, people may experience isolation through possible quarantine, or Government guidelines to not spread the virus. Isolation may lead not only to loneliness, but also to unwanted mindsets and emotions, that can generate physical related side-effects like sleeplessness or loss of appetite, sometimes to depression and anger.

Here are a few possibilities on how to keep a mental full of joy, regardless of the circumstances, during periods of isolation.

1. Knowledge, understanding what happen within:

Normality of mood changes: Fluctuations of mood are normal and should be considered and accepted as such. Living is passing through experiences which may lead to joy or sadness. Although one’s goal should be to reach a balanced state of mind, it is not always easy to reach and to remain in it. Be kind to yourself!

·        Be aware of too big gaps in mood changes: Alternating between highs and lows of mood, is similar for the body as alternating from hot to cold temperature. At some point, it becomes overwhelming and may lead to issues.

2. Techniques, Toolbox to balance:

Observing: the immediate effect of observing is that you withdraw from the ‘doer-attitude’, changing your focus and bringing immediate relief

·         Reframing: A very accessible tool is to treat the problem on a higher level at its origin. The purpose is for the problem to be diluted into something bigger and helps it to dissolve.

·         Entertainment: Doing something enjoyable and totally different, brings back a change of focus, in which the concern is put aside temporarily but long enough to consider that the matter was not actually as big as it seemed.

·         Socializing with friends allows to feel less lonely and also reframes naturally personal concerns that can easily be diluted into collective ones. Chat frequently with relatives and close friends, can prevent loneliness and bring acceptance.

·         Doing “as if”: is a great tool for 

  1. experiencing things differently
  2. bringing some immediate relief 
  3. making things easier for the next time

This group is for you!

DA listening and sharing is a what’sapp group carrying this intention where you can share your emotions and daily issues on the path with others.

Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FhAkvKRuEAqI13oAxffaBY
With love 💕

Dan, Prarthna, Cell + Whatsapp +91 9500271460 / dan@auroville.org.in
Dan & Laurence

FACING UNEXPECTED SITUATIONS IN ONE’S DAILY LIFE AND REACHING PRESENCE AND SUPPORT

Join us: make a permaculture circle garden

   

Or how to organize the implementation, the action and the understanding of how to make a circle garden…
by Krishna Mckenzie, Solitude Farm - Auroville

Join us on whatsapp Circle Garden | solitudepermaculture@gmail.com | Krishna +91 98433 19260
https://www.facebook.com/krishnasolitudeauroville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPYqR6DW97M&feature=youtu.be

HOW TO MAKE IT?

  1. DIG A TRENCH
    A single garden requires circular space of 3 metres diameter including pathways and trenches. Water is absolutely essential for this garden. Wastewater from the communities can be used for this purpose.

  2. COLLECT MULCH
    Mulching around the plants and trenches along and with the circle will also reduce irrigation needs.

  3. FILL TRENCH WITH MULCH
    Green, dry or wet is fine.

  4. ADD COMPOST AND LEVEL BED

  5. START PLANTING
    For now plant only fruit tree, it is the heat season... What you can plant right now is the Ramphal (during may) in the middle of your circle garden. Around the circle, there is a banana, drumstick, papaya tree, turkey berry ans some spinaches and tapioca... As long as you water and mulch them.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=172&v=1hb9INXkbPU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqA_EORc328&feature=youtu.be

  6. Pending July for planting the seeds...

WHAT IS A CIRCLE GARDEN?

A circle garden is based on the concept of Permaculture, integrating a variety of plants of different physiologies and time durations.

The circle garden has a central fruit tree such as Bullock’s heart, Custard Apple, Soursop, Citrus, Jackfruit etc., and other local plants such as Drumstick, Banana, Papaya, Chaya, Wild Chili, Curry leaf, Sweet leaf, Turkey Berry, Aloe Vera, Lemongrass, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Spinaches, Gourds, Pumpkins, Ladies finger, Clitoria ternatea etc. growing around the fruit tree. All these plants grow easily, use less water, have high nutritional and medicinal values and taste great.

WHY?

A circle garden is a great way to initiate a community garden project and pick up the skills and attitudes required to explore our relationship with where our food comes from.

This garden requires limited time and resources, can be managed easily by a single person and can be created right outside your house, in community spaces, along fences, around parking plots, in schools, around PTDC, Solar Kitchen, Auroville library, Visitor Center etc. The possibilities are limitless!

Many communities have already reached out and have started to create their gardens. The best time to start these gardens is NOW!

We are happy to provide plants, seeds, contacts for composts, biomass, ideas and energy to start in Auroville communities. We will also follow up on the progress of the gardens and offer continuing support.

Join Roots Auroville

   

To share the beauty of discovering, cooking, enjoying Auroville-grown food, cultivated and wild, & connection with each other, with soil, water, what nourishes us - back to our Roots.

If some of us feel like to, we can meet for sharing, cooking, potluck, farm/nature walk/work.

Join the whatsapp group https://chat.whatsapp.com/F3w0JTgqvFh4djmxBCMyLE

Join Aura Network: Get the App!

Get the App!
   

The Aura is a conscious evolution of Auroville economics, away from an individualistic life of survival, evolving towards a life of creativity and communal harmony.

Rediscovering the meaning of money in human society, Aura is created as a virtual credit and digital currency that translates human good will and care into the exchange of value.

The Aura Network strives for a cashless community, a local economy that empowers individuals for a life of freedom and joy. As members of the community discover the abundance in their lives, they naturally share with each other what they value.

An unconditional sharing and interdependence no longer remains an unreachable ideal but a living reality.

More links

Get the App!
Aura Network Brochure
https://www.instagram.com/aura.auroville/
Aura Network Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnszKNyPIpA&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6JnmngtK4&feature=youtu.be

AV Farmers MARKET

On Sat. Every 2 weeks 9:30 - 1pm. Near Certitude & opposite puncture service
   

On Sat. Every 2 weeks 9:30 - 1pm

Near Certitude & opposite puncture service

Dear Community,

We are thrilled to inform you that we will holding the Farmer’s Market ! 

Our hope is that, together with your help, we can help bridge the gap between farms and consumers. It is an exciting challenge for us to help improve this platform that support’s Auroville’s diverse farming approaches. We promise to try our best to provide more Auroville grown food for the diverse range of preferences and cuisine in Auroville.

Mapping for a Clean Planet

https://www.trashout.ngo/
   

Download the App and Start to Map

Seek out areas with unwanted trash in your local neighbourhood or nearby nature spots, and mark their location on our easy-to-use mapping app.

https://www.trashout.ngo/

Why?

To raise awareness of the global waste problem and help in finding sustainable solutions to the global trash problem

To better understand the scale of the global waste problem by visualizing the data collected

To help us plan next World Cleanup Day!

TrashOut is an environmental project which aims to map and monitor all illegal dumps around the world and inform local authorities and NGOs about this issue.