Friday, November 27, 2015

GROWING YOUR OWN!

Hey all,

How are your beautiful gardens growing? Any new gardeners? 

Many Indian cities are coming up with innovative ideas for terrace gardening. In cities like Bangalore and Delhi, many balcony gardens are springing up. There are more than 8 -10 organizations who help you start a terrace garden. Depending on the type of crops grown, at least these gardeners get 400 grams of vegetables per week. Many vouch for the fact that terrace gardening is a good way to start a day and is refreshing to engage in 10-15 minutes of gardening every day after a morning coffee.

We are trying to asses the number of terrace gardens and its effects on the micro climate of Pune city.  All Punekars, kindly comment/mail the following details of your terrace garden.

1
Type of garden
Terrace/Balcony
2
Type of building
Residential/ Commercial/Institutional/ Public/Semi public
3
Purpose
Ornamental flowers/ Vegetable garden / Mixed garden
4
Area (approx in sqm/sqft)

5
Type of produce u get (predominant type)
Vegetables/Fruits/Mixed/None
6
Type of manure used
Organic/Chemical/ Manure from Compost /Manure from biogas plant
7
Motivation for the garden
Organic food/aesthetic view/ Waste disposal/Any Other (mention )


Civil Engineering department of CET, Trivandrum.
Not just residential buildings, colleges and public institutions have a huge potential for this as they have lots of open spaces in addition to terrace. If we all start growing plants in our balconies and terrace, how beautiful and green the cities will be! 


Do comment/email the details and photos of your beautiful gardens to samuchit@samuchit.com or anukuncheria@gmail.com

Cheers!
Anu Kuncheria