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.
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.
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.
COLLECT MULCH Mulching around the plants and trenches along and with the circle will also reduce irrigation needs.
FILL TRENCH WITH MULCH Green, dry or wet is fine.
ADD COMPOST AND LEVEL BED
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.
Pending July for planting the seeds...
WHAT IS A CIRCLE GARDEN?
circle garden is based on the concept of Permaculture, integrating a
variety of plants of different physiologies and time durations.
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.
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.
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.
Tanto’s beach on Wednesday 4-6 pm and Quiet's beach on Saturday 4-6 pm
Tanto’s beach on Wednesday4-6pm Quiet Beach on Saturday at 4-6 pm 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.
We hope you will come to one of the fun beach clean ups: currently at Tanto’s beach (across from Puducherry University) on Saturday at 4-6 pm ans Quiet's beach on Wednesday at 4-6pm. And also please come help our amazing plastic sorting and recycling work at Terra Soul Farm’s Makers Space in Auroville from 10.00 to 1.00every morning except Sunday.
Please look at our poster and listen to the Auroville Radio podcast for more information. Thank you
Plogging is a Swedish term which means picking up garbage while jogging or exercising.
Karine, plogger around Luminosity!
I love walking into the nature. I’ve been living all my life in the country side, away from cities pollution. I’m completely aware that I need to exercise every day and even more, while getting older. I am 51 years old. When I came to Auroville, I start walking on the “sentiers” to discover unknown places, communities, peoples and dogs. I was feeling so good to be at last here, in this wonderful place, AUROVILLE, the city of Truth.
So every morning, I was having an appointment with the nature of Auroville roads. After few weeks doing that and enjoying it, I thought I could join (l’utile à l’agréable) by bringing a bag with me to collect the waste. Because, those great red soil roads were sooooo polluted by cans, plastics and glass bottles, multi-layer packagings, masks, etc…I had to do something.
So I stitched myself a bag out of a construction 20 litters bag, and transform it in a Waste BackPack to carry the waste during my walk. I also love to walk with walking sticks to improve the benefits of muscles workout and actually, those sticks were also very useful to grab the waste. I also bring 6 cookies for my cute little dogs. If you could see how happy they are when they ear my strange walking sound with those sticks and they know they will receive my little gifts. Their happiness make my happy day. After an hour of walking, my bag is quiet full. I empty it on the trash bins of my community. It’s always a great moment to do my morning routine, even if I don’t understand how human can be that non responsible and detached from the nature to think the soil will absorb their trash. I dream of a place cleaner, an India cleaner, a World cleaner. So I do my part.