The Forest Way is a Charitable Trust based in Thiruvannamalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India.

A group of people brought together by shared passions, our work is an expression of things that we hold dear, and are motivated to explore, to question and to bring into practical action. These core questions revolve around what we can do to restore wild lands, how we can live sustainably, how we grow our food, how our children learn, how we ourselves continue learning, and how we relate to both our fellow humans and all non human life.

These explorations have manifest in our work to restore the forests of the sacred Arunachala Hill, the creation and ongoing maintenance of parks for people and nature, and to the opening of a small holistic school surrounded by organic farmland. We also take environmental outreach work into local schools, and take local children out into nature. We are trying to learn to grow food according to nature’s ways, and to build with as little impact on the land as possible. We are a work in progress.