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Calling friends of Gaia Grid!

With your massive support so far, we have been able to

1. Finish working on a small shelter on the land
2. Create contour bunds totalling more than 500 metres
3. Create water catchment ponds that can hold more than 2,00,000 litres of water, but more importantly help recharge the ground water
4. Start planting trees
5. Host participants who help with the conservation efforts 

Additionally, your contributions have also facilitated the day to day operation of the project for which we are immensely thankful!!
These small steps help us physically realise the dream of a self-sustainable future. 

We are creating this page to facilitate continued fundraising for Gaia Grid so that our work may go on and enable more individuals to contribute their time and energy to conservation work.

If you or anyone you know believes in the work we are doing and would like to contribute, we would be thrilled! 

Your contributions continue to enable us in managing our day to day work and slowly but surely help grow Gaia Grid.

Goes without saying that we continue to share regular stories and updates from the land!

Lots of love! 

Since we started in November 2016, we've constantly hosted participants and worked one step at a time toward our goal of self-sustainable living. We've received the unconditional love and support of super generous souls and that support has enabled us to carry on with our work. Here we share some pictures from the land that will give you an idea of how it looks now, after 6 months of work. We’ve already started bringing back a lot of rainwater to the ground and restore the green cover. In addition, we’ve planted numerous trees and have established a vegetable garden. We finished construction of a tool room, which for now doubles up as a shelter. In the coming months, we would continue working on the conservation work and funds permitting, excavate a bore well to enable us to have permanent supply of water. Our catchment ponds and water conservation structures would continue recharging the local aquifer. We are also on our way to be power efficient with the installation of our first solar panel that’ll be used to light the farm and will also enable us to charge phones and laptops when required. To continue supporting us, please consider making a financial contribution and visiting us on the farm! We hope you enjoy the pictures and we would love to hear from you!!

1. Catchment ponds we dug before monsoon are now full !!!

2. A view from the top of the land, another catchment pond filling up with rain water

3. A small vegetable garden we created

4. More camping spaces coming up!

5. Many hands make light work! 

6. Cabbage, okhra, spinach - from our very own vegetable garden!

7. Back when we had started working on the tool room roof. Now it doubles up as a shelter!
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28th September 2017
Hello, lovely friends,

Almost a year since the fundraiser began and I feel like we've already reached so far. 
In the past weeks, we created a kitchen garden and started plastering the inner and outer walls of the tool room/living space. We've been using the very trusty tents as storage space and living space in the meantime. New volunteers arrive today and tomorrow and the land looks greener than ever before. It is really so encouraging to see all the trees that we had planted flourishing. We continue to look for a local expert mason who can work with us on creating a bigger living space for volunteers, using rocks, lime, and bamboo. The rain gods have been kind and it has rained plenty this year. 

Additionally, there is a big news that I've been very excited to share but I'm afraid I'll keep the suspense for a few more weeks :) 

With all your love, support and kind blessings, Gaia Grid is growing and helping us and all participants grow. 

I hope to see you on the land someday soon! 

Much love, 

PS - I visited my family in the big city after 2 years and it was really beautiful spending time with my blood family but I was disappointed to see nothing but grey skies. Returning to the land and seeing this sight was surreal. So I am sharing it with you :)

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raised of Rs.800,000 goal

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Anonymous donated $10
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I wish you and Gaia grid all the best