'We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.' - Everett Mamor
Nature and forests have always been monumental in meeting human needs, and it is our responsibility to give back to the forests that tirelessly support our needs. In this endeavor, the Vianaar Community organizes a number of tree plantation drives, the most recent of which used the Miyawaki technique.
The Miyawaki technique aims to build on the fundamentals of self-sustaining ecosystems. Planting two to four trees per square meter ensures the growth of self-sustaining vegetation. This helps lower temperatures, reduce air and noise pollution, create carbon sinks, and engage local life and fauna over a three-year period.
We also plant native trees in and around each of our holiday home projects. We recently planted 3000 trees in Assagao in collaboration with the Gaia foundation through a series of plantation drives. We hope to continue such efforts in the future.
Trees are often referred to as the lungs of our land, and they also teach us valuable life lessons. Standing tall, remaining grounded, and constantly seeking out better opportunities for growth are all qualities we can cultivate as we strive for happier and healthier lives.