GRIN was born in Janani’s mind when she was 18 and still working with ArtyPlantz. She had always been passionate about plants and nature and had the opportunity to work with many people in her role at AP. As Green Connect Leader, she was spearheading many initiatives to Connect People to Plants.
She discovered something curious.
Every time she conducted a program with adults in it, they always told her how grateful they were to go back to how connected they were as children. How they felt young and alive again. This observation took her on a journey into herself and an ethnographic study of those around her. The result of this search was clear. If a human does not get the opportunity to Grow in Nature when they are young, they will never build a foundation to fall back on later. If a child does not get Nature, it will struggle to find health and happiness later in life.
With the message coming through so clearly, she couldn’t ignore it. From there, the path was clear and what’s more, on the way, fellow travellers have joined in. Together, they are on a mission to make sure the next generation of Indians to become citizens will be given the space and opportunity to grow in nature. There are many people working towards making Earth sustainable, saving our forests, getting back to the land and GRIN wishes to make sure the next generation knows what nurtures them and how they need to protect it.
Volunteers who have given valuable time and happiness to various projects:
Surabhi Mohan, Vijetha Sanjay, Bhargav Shandilya, Achyuthan Eswar
Aditi Eswar, Karthikeyan V, Ramya Priya, Surya Suresh, Nalini Murthy
Ganeshram, Vandana K, Charanhya S, Ashish B
If you would like to volunteer with us, do watch out for opportunities here.