2013 Yuva My Passion 13Yuva

Love for Compost: My Life, My Passion – Peter Ash

On June 6, 2013, Peter Ash told campers that service to nature is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, and hence it is high time that we get back to living in harmony with nature. He taught the audience about organic farming and about how it helps in the growth of crops in a healthier manner than using artificial and chemical fertilizers. He emphasized the need for finding a way to become sustainable because the change is inevitable but the challenge today is to change our entire way of life. He spoke of some of the systems he designed which have been inspired by nature and are a way for the future.


He taught that nothing in the world is “waste”. Anything can be changed into a useful thing if it is managed properly and wisely.
– Pranav S

Made us understand how important our soil is, which is now getting spoiled.
– Shruti Sreevalsan

It was good to know that such kind of persons lives on earth. I’ve learnt how to connect with nature.
– Thiru Ramakrishnan T

He showed us, love is not only about living things, it is also with everything. It doesn’t need anything. He also showed that love can change everything.
– Prabu Vignesh S

OM – Organic Matter, living and loving nature is something which we all have forgotten. Must be in harmony with nature. Love heals even the worst experiences of pain.
– Vasudevan N

Peter ash inspired me that how innovative we can be in choosing a passion and enjoying and loving everything.
– Jayadev HR

I am also interested in making compost at my home. Really he is a legend.
– Miryala Akhil Bharadwaj Maharaj

I wonder if everyone would love earth like this how better it would be. Heaven is not a world above the sky but what we make it here.
– Aiswarya PL

I learnt many things about managing waste and also decided not to dump the waste anymore.
– Priyadharshini J

The concept of working with sand, dirt and calling it meditation initially put me off. His perception of OM- organic matter, the way he struggled to turn Amrita campuses into a paradise of biodiversity made me feel how insensitive I was too small things around me.
– Daamini Visaalaakshi

I realized how loving a person should be towards mother nature. He is saving the nature just like anyone would save their mother.
– Neeraja Valsan

He is a person who works with waste, and the stinky smell!! And he meditates on his work. I have a small organic compost in my garden and I know how difficult it is to maintain it, and how stinky and horrible it gets at times. So hats off to him.
– Prarthana Shedge

From him, I realized that everyone has a responsibility to take care of nature because she is our mother. If we don’t who will care for her?
– Arun Prasath B

He taught us that we have to give first priority to nature and for that, we have to plant trees. Through his speech, I understood that we can meditate from any place.
– Ruxana VP

How can a single man do all that!! Really inspiring. I’m even thinking about starting a small composting unit in my home.
– Geethanjali VS

We came to know about our mother earth and also the difficulties faced by her due to the lack of waste management. His confidence in making our soil healthy by using organic farming and his dedication towards it makes us confident.
– Akhila A

A person meditating in the organics.
– Aarathy ER

Got to know much about vermicompost and organic farming. “OM for me is organic material”- really inspiring quote.
– Aswathi Krishna RL

Om- organic material, his class inspired us to do whatever we could in our environment. And I thank him for coming to our country, leaving his family behind and help us reduce one of the main problems that we are facing now (soil pollution).
– Anjali Anil

You were just awesome as you showed me how I can serve my earth to which I belong to. I’d really like to do something meaningful to the world and would like to assist you whenever I can, back in Amritapuri. Thank you so much.
– Arjun CB

Great guy, learned many things. I respect him and keep him near the role models I keep in my heart.
– Harisankar KH

Peterji’s experience and passion were beautiful and touched the core of my heart. I learned that the world doesn’t belong to us, but we belong to the world and we should save our mother nature from deteriorating.
– Sujith P Shaju

Peter ash is one such person which our society needs. He taught about the usefulness of compost, and organic farming.
– Nishanth Bhat K

I felt that if we have interest we can do anything.
– Koushik KKS

I was inspired by Peter Ash’s speech, I came to know about how all waste can be recycled.
– Ram Prasath VR
Truely inspiring, learnt that anything in life can be converted to a happy garden.
– Prashanth S

He is an amazing personality. I’m feeling honored to have met him. I’ve learnt how to connect with the nature.
– Divyaprasaath S

I felt like making a compost pit at my home.
– Sreeragh

At the end of which I was left spell bound. I was amazed at the way with which he could think of the soil as a living being, hope that the world follows in his footsteps.
– Hrishikesh Sivanandan

After his speech I started loving nature.
– Balakrishnaveni A

The things I thought will never be possible in life, was done by him. I felt like I was seeing a live miracle.
– Gayathri PS

His speech was really touching at the same time amazing and inspiring. Was really sad to hear about the destruction we have created towards nature and was so amazed to see the tremendous amount of work he had done for waste management in order to save nature!!
– Medhini Menon

From this I learned that whatever work we do, if we do with full sincerity and concentration it is meditation.
– Parvathy Venugopal

Awesome, awesome, simply awesome man. Just love him. His love for nature and the mother earth is unbelievable. He has the potential of converting a wasteland into a beautiful garden. He taught us the value of organic farming and its advantages. Really grateful to him for coming to India and providing his services and knowledge to us.
– Anjanikumar Pathak