Shubhendu Sharma left his high paying job as an engineer to plant trees for the rest of his life. It all started when he volunteered to assist a naturalist, Akira Miyawaki, to cultivate a forest at the Toyota plant where he worked. Using the unique Miyawaki methodology to grow saplings, he converts any land into a self-sustainable forest in a couple of years. He has successfully created 33 forests across India in two years.
Miyawaki’s technique has managed to regenerate forests from Thailand to the Amazon and Sharma thought to replicate the model in India.