Monday, July 30, 2007

Last Forest.

During our last trip to the hills of Nilgiris, we were taking a walk down the sloping roads of Upper Coonoor looking at all the quaint shops...when we came across a wooden board which read 'The Green Shop', intrigued, we entered and were engulfed into a space filled with honey bottles, beeswax candles, aromatics, organic spices and many exotic things.
We learnt that the place is run by Keystone Foundation-whose work has been concentrated in the areas of apiculture, micro-enterprise development, non-timber forest produce, land and water management, revival of traditional agriculture, and other issues concerning indigenous communities. 'Last Forest' is the brand under which they sell all the products produced by the indigenous tribal communities like the Kurumbas, Todas etc
Don't know how time flew and when we came out we had bags full of the Last Forest goodies to savour...

10 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

I always buy honey when I travel. I've never thought of getting some from India.....may be next year....

Pacchai Milagai said...

mmmm gooseberry jam looks interesting..nice post.

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing pics!I just couldn't take my eyes off them!!!Thanks for sharing the wonderful colours of your life!-the sunflower was absolutely breathtaking-WOWEE!!!

Anonymous said...

i must confess that im completely hooked on to your blog!-good show-keep the good work going!!!

Anonymous said...

oops-i meant the yellow flower on the masthead!!!absolutely refreshing pic!!!

Blue said...

Oh wow. I have to go visit you now. We could sit and eat mango chutney and drink chai whilst taking photos of all your gorgeous household items!
xo
Blue

Felicia said...

Looks like a beautiful shop full of wonderful things :)

Arch said...

Thanks everyone:-))
britt-arnhild- you should pick up some from India..during your next trip:-)

Pacchai- Yes, I;m waiting to try it out:-)

Anonymous- Thanks..do drop by often :-)

blue- It's a deal!

felicia- yes it was beautiful shop:-) Thanks for dropping by.

saneesh said...

It is great to see the comments on our products and shop...
The photographs are amazing!
If we use this pics in our adds, the message we are trying to say would reach to a wide audience, I am sure.
But what you did is the genuine reaction to Green shop.
Thank you so much
Saneesh

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