Observations from Alak Nanda
(Founder, PODI life)
One of the most wondrous lessons I've learned from amma is to always tend to a little garden. It has been beautiful to see amma express her autonomy, connect with this land, this soil through plants that are familiar to her and her childhood.
A garden is more than just a patch grass and a few pots, it is a place where we express our individuality, and foster our connection to the lands we inhabit. Sometimes, it is with plants that are culturally important to us.
Amma (Vasavi, founding member) with her pride and joy, our 2 year old banana plant named Jhansi (after a fighter) - this banana plant disappears into the ground every Winter and comes back up every Spring - unparalleled phoenix energy!
Proud gardener and her homegrown bounty!