Nurseries

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We run established nurseries at our sites in Auroville and Nadakuppam, and all of our external wild landscaping and reforestation work is carried out with seedlings from our own nurseries.

Over the past forty years, we have learnt a great deal about germinating and propagating indigenous plant species and we support local communities across Tamil Nadu to establish their own, helping to create sustainable employment and embed deeper environmental awareness at the heart of a community.

Our main demonstration nursery for the public is situated in Auroville. There we have a store of 40,000 seedlings, both species from the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF) and medicinal plants which are sold locally and used in the preparation of medicines for health camps.

The displays are labelled with botanical and Tamil names of the plants, and they are often used for exhibitions at schools and in other educational programmes.

If you would like to enquire about buying plants or trees from our nursery by appointment, please feel free to contact us in advance, marking your message for the attention of Nikethana.