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 project in Melbourne and saw possibilities for their own communities. Seems like we have a bunch of people from over here who are revved up to come to CERES!!!
On the local front, organic food shops are popping up all around Chennai, landfills are being reclaimed and transformed into parkland and people are uniting on issues like GM foods. Addressing food miles is strong on the agenda and we have told our Indian friends to keep a close eye on CERES’ Food Hubs/Connect projects.
Already we have had a number of organisations approach us and want to collaborate with CERES on projects – the connections are growing and getting stronger all the time.
On the cultural scene… we have been treated to Karnatican Classical Music as part of an annual music festival in Chennai. The beautiful melodies of south Indian ragas are quite unique. Tonight we will head to another concert with friends to hear two violinists play – yes we are being spoilt!
Tomorrow Noel, Joss and I head down the Coromandel Coast to Auroville where we will re-visit the Pitchandikulam Forest. It’s been three years since I was last there and I can hardly contain my excitement! More to come soon…