Workshop on Organic & Terrace Gardening
This is a hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to enjoy gardening, be mentally and physically fit and be in touch with nature's miracle of producing food. Growing whatever food we can in our gardens, terrace or balcony can be our individual contribution to bringing about more eco-wise living on earth.
If you want to be happy for a day, spend time with a friend, if you want to be happy for a week, build a house. If you want to be happy for a month, get married to a nice person.
But if you want to be happy for life, become a gardener!
- A Chinese Proverb
There is an increasing awareness today about the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables to build immunity and good health, as well as about the harm that chemical fertilisers and pesticides do to our health as well as to the health of the land.
The vegetables and fruits in the market look bright and shiny but we have no way of knowing what chemicals make them look attractive. Processed foods boast of 'added nutrients', but how nutritious can dead packaged food be? Gardening at home is a great way to help everyone at home to learn about the goodness of fresh foods - especially children who's contact with nature is minimal in cities
Respecting Nature's Cycles
For generations in India, having a kitchen-garden was integral to a complete home. There was no concept of wastage because everything was re-used in some form or the other. Such eco-wise living can be revived if we compost our food wastes at home. The advanced gardener can also recycle water from kitchen and bathrooms - a great way to follow Nature's cyclical way of working.
What can you expect from this workshop?
Roughly two thirds of the workshop will be held outdoors, in the garden.
It will incude:
- Focus on the basic principles of organic gardening and how we can apply them to our own context - homes, balconies or terraces.
- Hands-on experience for every participant with earth, preparing soil, making compost and organic nutrients on the field.
- Management of pests and diseases.
- Maintaining the garden and maintaining our interest by networking and sharing information, seeds etc.
Rs. 1000/- per person inclusive of lunch and refreshments