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Abdul Kareem: Indian genius. a seed sent from heaven

 
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Has anyone ever heard of this guy?:

http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/abdulKareem.html
http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?234847
http://www.pitara.com/magazine/features/online.asp?story=154
http://www.hindu.com/2005/03/26/stories/2005032606790300.htm
http://sundayfarmer.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/the-forest-maker/
http://www.arashi.com/pipermail/lapg/2006q1/000377.html
http://www.islamicvoice.com/July2010/ENVIRONMENT/
http://www.geocities.ws/kareemforest/doc/kareem.doc

The account of how he transformed barren land into a veritable oasis is inspiring--it appears that, like Sepp Holzer, he followed his own ideas and succeeded wildly, despite ridicule from the public and alarm from his family. Now there is a lush 32 acre forest where a rocky hillside previously existed. Reports indicate he's still happily occupying his Kaavu, and his stewardship has revived the vicinity and successfully raised the water table, benefitting the entire community. It's fantastic when conventional wisdom is turned on its head by one person's persistent vision. What an example!

 
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absolutely beautiful and amazing, thanks so much for sharing..
 
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You're welcome. I've opened an email correspondence with Mr. Kareem, and he sent me some photos. Here are a couple of them. Remember, just 30 years ago, this was a barren, rocky hillside with no trees, where almost nothing would grow, and villagers traveled miles just to obtain their water. Now the well on the original five acres, which originally yielded five liters every few hours, now recharges in only a few minutes after 100,000 liters are removed. Amazing!
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yes, thank you for sharing. so amazing and inspiring! i will definitely be sharing his story as well!

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"Deep inside everyone of us is a call to the wild," he says broodingly. He then adds in many simple words: "Much of the impatience, discontent or violence around us is due to a lack of opportunity to reconnect with where we came from. For sanity and generosity of spirit, we should be able to witness nature at its unceasing, rejuvenating work."

What a great story. Thank you for posting this.
 
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Beautiful.
 
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I was reading a great article about him about a month back, written by one of the Aussies, though i cant remember which one. He's also got a few African counterparts with very similar stories and results. cool reading, thanks.
 
                                  
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he is coming to dayton montana for 2 weeks to reinstate wetlands and create a site design for the land there. information about it is on www.placeofgathering.com
 
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Steven I couldn't agree more, when I want to get out of a stressful situation I go and reconnect in my garden, or woods, or go for a walk in the countryside..amen to that
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnmfNUGnXrg

Here is a video in english about Abdul Kareem's forest.
 
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