The coming of Arun Deva from Spain has brought a wave of new energy to Ananda Dham. In his first day of volunteering at the project he sprinted ahead cleaning the greenhouse and preparing for crop planting.

Casually he commented that it would be good to plant some trees has windbreakers in front of the greenhouse. The plastic has been tore apart by the strong winds that usually blow here in the valley.

I woke up this morning at 2 am with the sound of a strong wind and I went out to recognize its strength and direction. For the first time in almost two months I felt the wet air of a rain storm approaching. Yuppee!

Windbreakers are a fantastic opportunity for landscapers and permaculturists to unfold their creativity. I though to attach ropes to the front of the greenhouse connecting it to the pool and intertwine them with straps or colored strips of clothing. Even the birds will be surprised.

Arun will stay at Ananda Dham only one week and he envisions a rotation of volunteers that would give a dynamic propulsion to the project. Each one will bring different experiences and knowledge nurturing a unique development for the project.