Thorsten our Swedish ‘gardener’…

Exif_JPEG_PICTURESambhavna again.
End of Nov. I returned to Sambhavna. It’s been 8 months since I left. What has happened?
My coming here was heart fully greeted. Immediately I felt at home. Still there is a lot of work in the “Garden”. Actually it is a farm growing medical herbs.  “Planting a Garden is to believe in tomorrow”

Much of what I had built last time, was still standing. We re-use a lot of material and sometimes the heavy rain from the Monsoon just takes it away. For my work I needed some tools I couldn’t find here. Therefore I bought them and brought them here. From Sweden no problem. I could explain the purpose. From Mumbai to Bhopal I had to go by bus. I wasn’t even allowed entrance to the airport due to the dangerous weapon in my suitcase.

For little more than two months I have worked in the “Garden”. The workforce here do an outstanding job and I try to assist them. Now I have learned to do it the best way, Indian way. My skills are very accurate in Sweden but here things are different. Little by little I have been adapted, and I learn from them every day.

If I have my health and the money I sure come back. Dec. 1, 2, and 3 with rally, torch march and a lot of things to make everyone remember Union Carbide gas disaster.

Whatever happens I will always stay close to Sambhavna and its tremendous work.
Thorsten G.

This I will describe in English and Latin. Name, use and how to extract, which part etc. all to be put in a booklet.


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