This is a community focused on water conservation and the indigenous reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded Auroville land located inland from Morattandi, off the Pondicherry-Tindivanam road.
Sadhana Forest is based on volunteers coming to work there around the year from India and all over the world. A thousand volunteers a year are provided with free accommodation in huts built from local, natural materials. Energy is provided by a solar system; other sustainable practices implemented in the community are vegan organic nutrition, recycling and waste minimisation, biodegradable toiletries, composting toilets, a grey water system, and, very importantly, positive and supportive emotional attitudes.
Sadhana Forest has a sister community in Haiti focused on creating a food
forest with the local population. You are warmly invited to a tour of the
community and the forest, an eco film, and a free vegan organic dinner every
Friday at 4:30pm. The free bus service leaves from Solar Kitchen at 4pm. No