Greater YellowNape Woodpecker.
It loves feeding on the bugs found in the trunk of the alder (Uttis) trees in our forest.
Love the slick tomahawk style crown of this guy. The young, handsome boys of Darjeeling these days sport a similar hairdo! Nature is an inspiration! :) ... See more
A pre-wedding photoshoot that features the cleaned-up section of our 8 Mile Khola and the surrounding areas of Rajahatta, 8 Mile village and the Earthy Dwelling of Tieedi.
Returning the river to its pristine self gives the local folks the opportunities to benefit from the ever expanding alternative-tourism industry that is on lookout for new unexplored places.
A word of caution though. Tourism if open and unregulated does more harm than good. There are chances that it would destroy the delicate social and ecological fabric of the place being 'explored'. It's a double edged sword which needs to be manoeuvred deftly.
We intend to grasp the essence of tourism and ensure that what is practiced is responsible and regenerative (being sustainable is not enough right now).
We still have a long way to go before we are able to overcome the waste management crisis in our area but with the help of funds coming in through tourism, the revival rate of the river would be much swifter.
Right now it feels good, really good to see change happening!
DM or call us at 8250612067 if you would like to customize a photo/video shoot embracing a lush forest and a gushing river.
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This was the second year in a row in which we were hosting the annual residential workshop for Salesian College, NSS (National Service Scheme) students....and we had planned to make it bigger and more impactful this year.
However, what we didn't anticipate was the waste management revolution that these guys would start in the community (more on that later) during the workshop.
The important topics that we covered this year during the workshop are:
1. Community Outreach Programme: An intensive community survey to understand the current waste trail and launching of a plastic eco bricks competition in the locality.
2. Waste to Resource Management: Change of attitude and introduction to the zero waste philosophy.
3. Composting: The science behind it and hands-on practice at community level composting unit at Tieedi.
4. Garbage Enzyme: A hands-on introduction to creating your own cleaning agent using upcycled resources.
5. Plastic Eco Bricks: A hands-on exercise of learning how to bottle non-recyclable plastic waste that can be upcycled to construct something functional.
6. Natural Buildings: Introduction to benefits of living in a natural buildings and a hands-on exercise of building cob walls.
7. Cooking & Cleaning-up: An important aspect of the workshop where they learn to value good organic self-cooked food. The cleaning up responsibility is equally important to sensitise them to the value of labor and teamwork.
8. Communication & Team Building: Experiential lessons on communication and team-work through games and craft activities.
9. Skits & Music: Social messaging is lost when it is wrapped in holier than thou package. To drive home the message regarding the harmful effects of dumping waste in the rivers or burning of plastic, we encouraged them to revive the ancient art of effective communication - Natak Mandali aka Street Theater. And when you are in Darjeeling can music and creativity be far behind? On the last day of the workshop they successfully executed their plan by conducting skits across 5 different villages around our area.
Needless to say, the forest came alive with the infectious energy of these bright young folks who have now set off to be the change that they wished to see.
We miss them!
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Is the real eco-tourism sustainable? Would people come to experience your uphill permaculture journey of reviving a forest and uplifting the community?
It is feedback like this that bolsters our faith in the new age traveller community of India. Not just the backpacker community but a small family travelling together and encouraging their child to experience the diversity of Incredible India.
Jitendra Kulkarni and his wonderful family spent a few days with us in our forest and they left us with wonderful memories that we will also cherish for a long time. Thank you Jitendra! May the forest be with you all in all that you do. :)
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