Aang Serian Peace Village
Focus: Agriculture, Community and Education.
We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
We collect, conserve and propagate fast-disappearing native wild fruit trees. We also work to document traditional horticultural knowledge for the benefit of future generations in Sri Lanka.
Our ancestors used locally-available medicinal plants to prevent and treat illness. They had knowledge of the beneficial uses of specific trees in agricultural systems, construction, and other aspects of life in the village. They also enjoyed a great variety and abundance of wild fruit.
This local knowledge is being lost. The value and use of native plants and trees are being forgotten. At the Native Forest Foundation we aim to reinvigorate an interest in this precious knowledge, starting with children, those who hold Sri Lanka’s future in their hands.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers are involved with collection, Conservation & Propagation of native edible plants, documentation of ethnobotany and revitalisation of traditional medicine amongst young generation in rural Sunday schools with local healers.
Work is likely to include manure-ing, weeding, watering, participation of Sunday school sessions, visiting rural farmers.
A contribution of US$ 25/day is expected, which includes all meals and free accommodation.
No particular skills required; initiative, adaptability, compassion for nature and traditional knowledge are important requisites. Volunteers aged 20 years old and over.
Native Forest Foundation
No. 258, Orutota Road
Mudungoda, Sri Lanka
Tel: 077 732 7988
Location:Mudungoda, Sri Lanka
Average cost per day:$25
Focus: Agriculture, Community and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 20 years old