Photographer: | Joss
19 Mar / 2009Program by:

Newcomer Reception #3

As usual about 40 people attended the Newcomer Reception at Pitchandikulam forest. Joss, the founder of the community talked about his life experiences and the early days of Auroville. He made a presentation of the Nadakuppam environmental education centre which he initiated and is now fully operational. We also saw a short video of the Adayar Poonga ecological preservation project which is being directed by Joss and in development stage.
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After having some delicious lemon grass jaggery tea, we strolled into the forest to admire the lovely illustrative artworks on granite and several species of trees. It is easy to get lost in the 60 acre forest and we made a last stop at the farm. Joss is an inspiring and passionate speaker and we were so engrossed in his stories that we lost track of time. The planned discussion on housing issues was postponed to next get together and we departed at 530 PM.

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