Sea turtles are one of the very few animals to graze on seagrass and help maintain the health of the seagrass beds. Like normal lawn grass, seagrass needs to be constantly cut short to be healthy and help it grow across the ocean floor. Over the past decades, due to pollution, there has been a decline in seagrass beds, leading to a decline in the sea turtle population.
Birds have fascinated people for a long time because of their vibrant colours, ability to fly so gracefully and melodious, trilling voices. The ‘singing’ of birds is one of Nature’s most beautiful experiences.
On Wednesday, 22nd of November 2017, FSL-India volunteers, together with Manjunath, FSL-India’s Coordinator, working at the Center for Experimental Living (CEL) at Kundapur, visited the local Batrahadi Farm in Neralakatte. The farm is all-organic and managed by Mr. Padmanabha Adiga.
On November 24th, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur organised a local folk music event known as ‘Sadhana Kala Sangama’, with a performance by Shri Chaithanya Hegde playing the santoor.
Once again, FSL-India visited a college to conduct a session on Sustainable Development Goals. This time it was Bhandarkars College, Kundapur.
From the 29th of September to the 1st of October, volunteers from all over India and I came together at Mysore to celebrate Dussehra, a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.
FSL-India’s, LTV team organised a “Contact Person & Host Family Workshop” on 13th November 2017, at FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur.
FSL-India organized a work camp from 9th-19th November 2017 at our Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur. The theme of the work camp was ‘Sustainable Agriculture, Yoga, Culture & Kids’. During the first week of the camp, there was a warm, Indian welcoming ceremony with our field staff from the Centre.
Surprised? Well, “yes” this was made possible by FSL-India and 8 motivated volunteers from various parts of the world, i.e. South Korea, Italy, France, Mexico and Germany from 6th-19th November 2017, 2 weeks of wonderful moments in the ‘King’s land.’
In the month of November, FSL-India hosted 7 Long-Term Volunteers from different countries, i.e. France, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, and Italy.
FSL-India organizes work camps every year from March-October, on Tibetan cultural aspects and the environmental issues of the western Himalayas (Dhauladhar range), in Dharamshala.
FSL-India’s LTV team organised a “Contact Person & Host Family Workshop” on 14th November 2017 at CODP, Mangalore. The contact person and host families from Mangalore, Karkala and Puttur attended the workshop.
What could be more fun and more stressful than taking care of children every day in a Tent school?