Our Story

Belipola comes as a response to the mismanagement of our planet’s natural resources.  It comes as an example of the union between creativity and science and offers the ideal location to learn about methods and systems to restore some of what has been lost from our Earth.

The Belipola Sustainability Education Center will function as Asia’s training hub for Analog Forestry and it will also serve as an education hub for many sustainability topics and experiential learning programs from Sri Lanka to the World.

Sustainability is a big concept with many possible focal areas.  It is the vision of this education center to offer a broad spectrum of ideas, practices, activities and technologies that we believe move us towards an abundant way of living.

Belipola is the world’s first analog forestry testing site, and therefore presents and unmatched opportunity to learn from the real world application of this design science.  Belipola offers many unique teaching points, including, but not limited to, watershed restoration, tree care, nursery management, organic agriculture, and analog forestry design and application.

We welcome people from around the world to enjoy, connect and be inspired by the forest garden.  What Belipola offers is both unique in the world and also unique in every individual’s personal experience, for we all see and feel the forest differently.