COLLECTION OF SOIL SAMPLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
We have been collecting soil samples from around the world since many years. It was initially started for technical reasons, which were to identify the soil qualities, and to show the different textures and colours of soil from around the world.
Today we also collect them as a testimony of Human Unity, as Auroville aims, among other things, to reach this goal. During the foundation ceremony of Auroville on 28th February 1968, 124 Nations and 22 States of India placed a handful of soil from their country in the urn, at the centre of the future city.
Contact: Mr. Satprem Maïni, Architect - Director Auroville Earth Institute UNESCO Chair Earth Architecture Representative for Asia Member of BASIN Asia
Auroville Earth Institute, Auroshilpam, Auroville 605 101 - T.N. India Tel.: +91 (0) 413 - 262 3064 / 262 3330Fax: +91 (0) 413 - 262 2886 Email