Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary
There was a time when humans recognised the power of plants. It was common knowledge that environmental health depended on plant diversity. This awareness survives in a few places, mostly amongst traditional peoples.
The onslaught on planetary resilience requires every one of us to protect natural habitat, and to rehabilitate land as well as species. Plants, as the main constituent members of natural ecosystems, are inseparable from global environmental stability. The absolute need for this is now entering areas of public discourse.
At the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary we work closely with the native plants of the Western Ghat mountains in India. Through them we nurture land, water, habitat and community.
In this sanctuary: plants, insects, birds, fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fungi, worms and humans, in other words, all living creatures: are sacred.
The whole earth, with its mountains, forests, rivers, soils, grasslands, glaciers, winds and oceans, is sacred.
Whom do we serve?