Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

Friends of Trees and The Joy of the Harvest!

The earth is our teacher, and every winter, Taru Mitra demonstrates just that through the noisy, joyous organic rice harvesting festival. The fields attached to the Taru Mitra bio-reserve in Patna were swarming with students, teachers, a group of transgender friends, and even the Bihar Minister for Agriculture. They all had sickles in their hands […]

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Friends of Trees have a Fairy House in Patna

Patna: As part of the Celebration of the Spring season, Tarumitra students inducted a fairy tree house on a Kamroop (Fig)tree (Ficus Microcarpa) in their Bio-reserve in Digha (March 1). Tiny tots from Notre Dame Montessori and high-schoolers from S.R Vidyapeeth and Adarsh Bal Vidyalaya along with their teachers climbed up the tree house built […]

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

Friends of Trees welcome Sun with Curd and Organic Rice

The harvest festivals are on, and  of course, every harvest festival is part of the celebration of the eco-system: Pongal, Sankranti, Bihu … all celebrated around 14-15 January. In Patna, at the Taru Mitra Bio reserve, students  from Don Bosco, St. Joseph’s, May Flower, A.N College and  St. Xavier’s College congregated  under the sprawling Kamroop […]

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Students mourn trees felled by callous Bihar Govt!

Patna: The State government, for all its pretty noises about saving the environment, were roundly criticized on Saturday by hundreds of students who lined up alongside Bailey Road to observe the funeral of the many trees that were clandestinely hacked down, ostensibly to make way for a ‘flyover’.  Instead of uprooting the trees and replanting […]

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

Bio-diversity in focus on IBD

There is a well-known Cree Indian Prophecy that says: “Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.” It’s interesting that one of the largest student movements in India, […]