AF Workshop

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Welcome to an AF workshop at Belipola! Analog Forestry is an approach to ecological restoration which uses natural forests as guides to create ecologically stable and socio-economically productive landscapes. Analog Forestry is a complex and holistic form of silviculture, which minimizes external inputs, such…

Communications and Programs Coordinator

Belipola is hiring! If you are interested to apply for communications and programs coordinator, please download the job description and follow the instructions to apply.  We look foreword to hearing from you! Belipola Communications & Programs Coordinator JD

The two sides of the river are two worlds

这条河流的两边是两个世界 The two sides of the river are two worlds 作者:沈巍 Author: Shen Wei 时间:2015.8.2 Time: 2,August,2015 来到belipola,我最受益匪浅的是自然农法。 When i came to belipola, I have benefited a lot from the Natural law. 当我把这里森林的图片发到微信跟朋友分享时,很多朋友告诉我,原来你喜欢田园生活呀,我们家大山、森林有很多的… When I put the picture of the forest to the wechat to…

Belipola in the Rainy Season

December 2014 I arrived at the tropical heaven of Belipola in the height of the Sri Lankan rainy season. It was a time of indulgence for the teeming forest vegetation and critters, and the nearby river gurgled with hearty laughter. Life filled up to…

Forests – our life support system

Belipola from afar

July 2014 A forest is as an organism that has specific functions, which contribute to it as a whole. It is also a process, dynamic and constantly moving across landscapes through time. It is not just one level or stage, but a series of…

Arriving home in the forest

27 April 2013 From the moment I stepped into Belipola I felt I had arrived home. Walking down the stone steps and into the arms of the forest, I knew my life would change and we were about to begin a critical journey. So many…

Staff Training Program (March 24-26)

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This week we delivered our first staff training program.  The program covered lots of topics related to sustainability, ecovillage design, analog forestry, and ecology.  We provided a dynamic, interactive and experientially based learning environment.  The feedback from our staff, and reflections from the facilitators…

Working on the Nursery

Nursery Shramadhana

Last week the entire team at Belipola participated in a shramadhana to cleanup, inventory and redesign the nursery.  We have been wanting to do this for ages – the nursery is a special place in Belipola and holds a lot of energy there and we’ve been…

Global Ecovillage Newsletter

Fire Tree

We are so delighted to see that an article we wrote was published in the Global Ecovillage Network’s (GEN) international newsletter in December. The theme of the newsletter is “Healing Colonialism” and the story of Belipola, Analog Forestry and Sri Lanka’s ever present colonial…

Forests for the Future (Video)

Forests for the Future from Ross Harrison on Vimeo. It is not quite easy to arrange cash through other external resources, commonly to deal with health care needs. It isn’t hard for people to order medicaments online. How can you do this? For instance…