Fertile East was established in 1973 and began with no water, electricity, or trees. It is now approximately 12 acres and is part orchard and residential area, while the other is kept as a sanctuary with minimal human intervention, where the forest is left to take care of itself and ecological succession takes place. The main orchard consists of mango and citrus trees. The harvest is shared, free of charge, within the larger Auroville community.

Acreage: 12 | Stewards: Heidi and Patrick