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CTC Ainthinai Grow Your Own Saplings V 2.0

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Grow Your Own Saplings V 2.0

  The main objective is to encourage the volunteers to raise the saplings in their home itself by sowing the seeds, transplanting and raise it for next 6 months.


It’s not just about Planting and Growing Trees… It’s about Giving Birth!

Experience the joy of caring for them!!

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Goal of the initiative?

CTC Ainthinai has been involved in Tree Plantation activities from 2012 onward with the help of numerous volunteers support. We used to procure the saplings from Forest Department Nurseries, Private Nurseries and other nurseries which are running by NGOs. 

 We want to build the relationship with a Saplings and a soil from the saplings birth itself. As the volunteers are involved in this initiative, they could get more insights about the saplings.


1) How to sow a seed?

2) How many days will the seed to germinate?

3) How much amount of water we need to pour?

4) How to transplant a sapling from one cover to other cover?

5) How much manure & soil we need to mix?

6) How many days it take a sapling to raise 5ft?

7) How to save the sapling from the pests?


These above are the basic questions we used to raise. By involving in this initiative, we can get more idea about raising a sapling by ourselves. We will be providing constant support and guidance over the periods. 


When and where ?

Date : Feb 17th & 18th

Time : 10 am to 5 pm

Place : CTC Trek polama 2018 – Epagemaker (location will b shared)

Want to get inspired by someone?

Balaji :

I grow plants for many reasons :  mostly for happiness.  seeing  them grow will give you positive vibe in your life , plants never give up , plants always find a small crack of sunlight and a glimmer of hope to grow. Gardening is one of my hobbies , after moving to hostel – life ,couldn’t  find way to do. At that time Ainthinai came up with a great idea called GROW YOUR OWN SAPLINGS (GYOS).   In GYOS event, I  collected few seeds (Pungai, puvarau, sara kondarai, vagai) , red soil, manure and empty milk cover from Ainthinai team. Initially I had sowed 10 seeds  (mostly pungai and puvarasu) and kept all under  sufficient  sun light place, after couple of weeks, most of the seeds got  germinated except sarakondarai and vagai.  Then I have moved to my new hostel , where there was no place to keep my saplings in  a safer place.  I had to keep saplings outside to provide sufficient light. There was an  old man from agriculture background family who was working  as a security for our hostel. After I kept saplings outside ,he was so curious to know why I am growing these saplings while I stay in hostel. Then I explained to him about CTC , ainthinai and GYOS . he was so inspired about ainthinai’s work, then he help me to put a shed using cardboard and other waste materials for saplings to protect from excess sun light.  we decided to grow more saplings ,then i collected more seeds, red soil and manure from sohlinganalur nursery. Everyday I pour water while going office and  after returning from office, during day time my security anna had taken care of my all saplings. After it’s grown more than 2 feet , we have changed the base cover , added more soil and few manure.  without his support I wouldn’t have grown 40+ saplings and  achieved 80 % of success rate. That’s how we have grown 40+ saplings  I haven’t faced much problem  while growing saplings except red soil shortage and space issue . My neighbor was inspired by our work, so he gave me few sandle wood tree saplings .  GYOS not only inspired me , it’s inspired my hostel maid, security man and neighbor to grow their own plants. 

Nandhagopal :

Meet Mr. Nandhagopal who had collected seeds from our previous GYOS event and had rigorously raised healthy saplings and finally he had a great moment of planting the tree he raised in our green day 2017 location (mambakkam) and the tree baby is happily growing !!  


 1) We provide 15 seeds of different types (Native & 3 varieties)

2) We provide Saplings Cover

3) We provide Soil mixed with manure for the 15 Covers

4) Detailed demonstration will be given to everyone

5) Grownup saplings can be used to plant them after few months.


What is required?

1) A kind and caring heart 

2) Bring a bag to carry soil, cover and seeds.

2) Few minutes of our personal time on every week 

3) Small place to keep around 10 saplings and raise them to 5-6ft

What do you get?

Great lesson.. Wonderful time.. Peace of mind.. ENDORPHINS !!  HAPPY HORMONES !!

Great pleasure when planting a saplings which is raised by you..


Any doubts/Clarifications/suggestions/feedback, please reach out to team members.


February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
February 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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