I thought I’d write another post about our time at Sadhana Forest. Kelly, as you’ve read, was busy everyday working on a specialized project because of his mad Forestry skills. I, on the other hand, got to learn and do a wide variety of different tasks:
- Developing an irrigation system in preparation for the upcoming monsoon (aka – digging trenches!)
- Working on the creation of new garden beds and plots (aka – digging dirt from one location and moving it to another)
- Helping to create organic, vegan meals in the kitchen (aka – peeling and chopping 100 cloves of garlic or de-seeding 30 or so pomegranates at any given time)
- Maintaining the composting toilet system (aka – poop scooping)
- Processing mulch (aka – breaking branches and twigs)
- And more….!
It has been so much fun though doing this work and I’ve learned a lot!
Our day basically went like this:
Wake up call at 6:00 am
First work is at 6:30-8:30
Breakfast from 8:30-9:30 which is usually porridge with fruit salad
Second work from 9:30-11:30
After that it’s time for a nice bucket of cold water to wash up, then its lunch, which is typically Brown rice, Dal (lentil stew) and one or two salads.
After lunch is mostly free time (unless you’re helping to cook dinner), in which there are often activities you can do if you want to. A few times a week we’d go into town on our bicycles to use the computer or get additional food. Dinner is at 5:30 which varies, but is usually something like a soup, a grain, and a salad, sometimes a desert!
After dinner there is always something going on, often there will be a movie or even an open-mic night which is really fun.
We’ve met so many great people and had a fantistic time at Sadhana Forest!