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Ongoing support for Gaia Grid

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! 
#iamgaiagrid
thegaiagrid.org


Update!!
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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23rd August 2018
Hello, one and all,

1 year, 9 months, 16 days. Yes, that's how long its been since Gaia Grid started.

As I write this update from the tool room in the quiet middle of nowhere, I am reliving the most amazing 654 days of my life. We've come a long way. It wasn't always smooth sailing, especially the past weeks, with Kerala experiencing its worst monsoon and flooding in over a hundred years, but the storm has passed and the land didn't take much damage. The sun is finally out!

This update is primarily to share a small report of what we have done with the money raised so far. Over this year we also received donations offline and also received a prestigious grant that enabled us to acquire more tools and plant 400 indigenous fruit-bearing trees. This report does not contain the grant figures as we will report them separately. As promised, we continue to strive to be totally transparent with our fund utilization and all receipts are uploaded on the google drive. If you'd like to have a link to that, please do not hesitate to reach out.


I won't say that we've done all that we aimed to do, but with half of the fundraised goal reached so far, I'd say we are doing pretty great with the kind of change the land is seeing. More change, however, is being seen in the people who live here and the people around us; positive, uplifting change.

A new season starts September with volunteers coming in. Always such a beautiful feeling to have returning volunteers. This year we will also have our very first intern!

If you wish to contribute again, share our fundraiser with your network or want to become a regular donor, please continue using this link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/jointhegrid
All funds raised from now on will go toward the construction of our long-awaited dorm space.

I'd like to end this message by saying a big thank you for being a pillar and being part of this story.

Until next time.








Hello, one and all,

1 year, 9 months, 16 days. Yes, that's how long its been since Gaia Grid started.

As I write this update from the tool room in the quiet middle of nowhere, I am reliving the most amazing 654 days of my life. We've come a long way. It wasn't always smooth sailing, especially the past weeks, with Kerala experiencing its worst monsoon and flooding in over a hundred years, but the storm has passed and the land didn't take much damage. The sun is finally out!

This update is primarily to share a small report of what we have done with the money raised so far. Over this year we also received donations offline and also received a prestigious grant that enabled us to acquire more tools and plant 400 indigenous fruit-bearing trees. This report does not contain the grant figures as we will report them separately. As promised, we continue to strive to be totally transparent with our fund utilization and all receipts are uploaded on the google drive. If you'd like to have a link to that, please do not hesitate to reach out.


I won't say that we've done all that we aimed to do, but with half of the fundraised goal reached so far, I'd say we are doing pretty great with the kind of change the land is seeing. More change, however, is being seen in the people who live here and the people around us; positive, uplifting change.

A new season starts September with volunteers coming in. Always such a beautiful feeling to have returning volunteers. This year we will also have our very first intern!

If you wish to contribute again, share our fundraiser with your network or want to become a regular donor, please continue using this link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/jointhegrid
All funds raised from now on will go toward the construction of our long-awaited dorm space.

I'd like to end this message by saying a big thank you for being a pillar and being part of this story.

Until next time.








22nd August 2018
Hello hello!

The rains have finally ended, for now. The past few weeks were stormy and rainy but we've weathered the storm. The trees look happy and its really so good to have the sun back. Hosting volunteers starting in September again!! This season we will focus on creating more garden beds and start becoming a little more self-reliant. Sending you all love wherever you are! Big thanks for being such a big support!!!!

Much love
Harsh

PS- here is the land from this morning ❤
Hello hello!

The rains have finally ended, for now. The past few weeks were stormy and rainy but we've weathered the storm. The trees look happy and its really so good to have the sun back. Hosting volunteers starting in September again!! This season we will focus on creating more garden beds and start becoming a little more self-reliant. Sending you all love wherever you are! Big thanks for being such a big support!!!!

Much love
Harsh

PS- here is the land from this morning ❤
22nd July 2018
Extending our fundraiser by a few more months to try and reach our goal. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to Gaia Grid, please consider donating. Sharing the fundraiser link: milaap.org/fundraisers/jointhegird with your network will also enable us to reach the goal sooner.

Big love and thank you for all the support you continue to give!

Harsh
Extending our fundraiser by a few more months to try and reach our goal. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute to Gaia Grid, please consider donating. Sharing the fundraiser link: milaap.org/fundraisers/jointhegird with your network will also enable us to reach the goal sooner.

Big love and thank you for all the support you continue to give!

Harsh
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Rs.1,300
raised of Rs.800,000 goal

2 Supporters

Beneficiary: Harsh Valechha info_outline

Supporters (2)

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Anonymous donated US $10
over 1 year ago
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Corinna donated US $10
over 1 year ago

I wish you and Gaia grid all the best