Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mäpuru testimonials

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“It was for me, an amazing and humbling experience to learn from these beautiful women, to simply sit, observe and for a short time become part of the rhythms of Mäpuru.” Claire, July 2011 Trip Participant “I will never forget … Continue reading

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Arnhem Weaving trip…. a thank you from Kate Cranney 2011

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There are moments that, four months on, I remember vividly from Mäpuru in June 2011. Mangrove mud oozing between my toes, the women’s colourful baskets swaying in the wind and Linda’s thumbs up when I’d finally understood how to weave … Continue reading

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Working with Women’s Groups at Pitchandikulam Forest 2011

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“Working with the women’s groups in Pitchandikulam was one of the most enriching and enlightening experiences I have had. Nothing could have prepared me for the impact these amazing women’s stories had on me. They shared with us their heartbreaking … Continue reading

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A retrospective glance at the Himalayas 2010

Balwadi teachers in and around Sharma village, performing some traditional Kumaoni tunes No road… anymore Planted by the British for their tea chest, the pines have taken over the mountains

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Elderly village woman carrying fodder, chatting on her mobile phone… we have the technology! 2010

So much has happened in the last leg of our journey… Sheena and I ventured up into the foothills of the Himalayas and were greeted by snow-capped mountains, cold temperatures, warm smiles and much sweet chai. We’ve just spent the … Continue reading

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New Year already! 2010

We ushered in the New Year with a visit with friends to the Tibetan Pavilion for the Candlelight Meditation. The grounding sounds of traditional Tibetan music, 1000 candles flickering in the night and a rising full moon made for a … Continue reading

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Christmas and the Coast 2009

A belated Merry Christmas from the Pitchandikulam Forest! Too much activity and not enough time to blog. We have been Kris Kringaling in Pondicherry, sharing time with friends over a delicious Christmas breakfast and getting stuck into some project work … Continue reading

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Friends everywhere 2009

Noel and I were lucky enough to be invited to share our passion about CERES with an eclectic bunch of people at the Adyar Poonga wetlands today. From high flying government officials, to student activists, all were excited about our special … Continue reading

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From the hills of Kadoorie to the wetlands of Adyar Poonga… Transformation abounds 2009

We could not have anticipated that our brief stop-over in Hong Kong could have inspired us with so much wonderment and joy. An invitation to visit the Kadoori Farm and Botanical Gardens was hastily taken up as we conteplated what … Continue reading

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