by Karuna Poole
I’ve been coming to Amma’s (Mata Amritanandamayi) ashram in Amritapuri, India each year since January 1990. For many years, it was a land of sand and palm trees. I remember when devotees started bringing other plants to the ashram, but it is only in the last five years or so that the gardens have really expanded. All ashram food waste is now turned into compost and their vermicomposting (worm composting) system changes that compost into an even richer fertilizer. Those products plus a lot of love and effort is turning the ashram grounds into a place of magical beauty. Imagine what our world would look like if all humans worked together to bring about this transformation all over the earth.