Eco-friendly Wood for Fuel
23 August 2018: Local Eco-friendly dyeing requires local Eco-friendly wood for fueling the water baths. This is what it looks like when the logs have been delivered. Coming from nearby community Nine Palms the traditional bullock cart does the job. Gopal, born in Auroville, is at the reins. What perhaps most signals the entry into Auroville is the forest. Ever since the community was founded in 1968 the reforestation effort has been on-going. The trees add to the magic and keeps the place running, be it goats from the neighbouring villages or units such as The Colours of Nature. Herders rest in the shade and dyers do their work resting assured that the negative impact on the environment is minimized. Meanwhile, more trees keep being planted here in Utopia-in-the-making. For a video of the logs arriving: Bullock Cart Arrives.