June 20, 2011
For past couple of months, Sakshi Paper has been encouraging the people in Hyderabad to take up the urban farming. As a part of this the Sakshi paper has come out with a column in its paper called "Inti Panta" (http://www.sakshi.com/main/Wee.....ubcatid=82). It is in collaboration with CSA (Center for Sustainable Agriculture) and AHS (Agriculture, Horticulture soceity of Hyderabad). The Sakshi team is inviting the people who have vast experience in the field of Agriculture and they are very passionate about the gardening. They are readily available at all times to advice you whatever is required. It was quite surprising that the audience included both young and old and with the same enthu. The last session held in one of the hotel management colleges in Nizampet Crossroads (near JNTU) and it was attended by good number of people. You can also find the articles of the previous additions at the site mentioned above. Also the they have Yahoo forum which indicates the sessions that are going on. The next session is planned in Bangalore and the details can be found out from the this link (http://groups.google.com/group/intipanta). The session is free of cost, and it mostly instructs on how to grow your own vegetables/ornamental flowers using organic procedures. It also tells different recepies and how to prepare your own insecticides and pesticides using the generally available spieces like Garlic/Chilies and other things like Neem Paste/Neem Oil.
The session gives you what are different types of containers you can use. What type of Soil mixes that can be used. Also they had shown how to start Square foot gardening. There emphasis was more on growning the leafy vegetables. Also there was a session planed on who to create you own compost using composter. This presentation was given by Mr. Abhinav from Hyderabad Goes Green (www.hyderabadgoesgreen.com).
It is good move by the team to create awareness among the people. I am not so good at reading Telugu, so I have to make someone read out for me.
I will try to post some important points that I learnt from this session in my next post.