Urban Leaves India

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CELEBRATING WORLD KITCHEN GARDEN DAY WITH FARM TALK, FRIENDS AND FOOD : 30TH AUGUST 2015


WORLD KITCHEN GARDEN DAY 2015
World Kitchen Garden Day is a day when kitchen gardeners of the world come together. The year round, we are busy ... sowing, planting, harvesting and nurturing our individual community-farms or home gardens. Since the last few years, we have seen our tribe growing in Mumbai and the time is right to evolve further. 

All of us who practise Urban Farming struggle with the initial step ... that of designing our farms ... whether we are on terraces/rooftops, open spaces and balconies or mobile gardens.

How do we make the best use of available space for optimum use and productivity? Can it be aesthetic and sustainable at the same time? As an urban farmer, how do I maintain harmony with nature, while I live mechanically in this mega city?
BEFORE: CLEA AT MBPT TERRACE


AFTER: NATURE TAKING ITS OWN COURSE AIDED BY US

AFTER: MEANDERING PATH ON THE URBAN FARM
Join us as we learn from our farmer friend, Clea Chandmal,
'How to do a Permaculture Design'.
Says Clea, “Sustainability is strongly linked to efficiency. In Permaculture, using laws of nature and strategies, we DESIGN systems to be efficient. The design process is what I will be describing. A good design and its implementation results in a sustainable and resilient, largely self-managing system.”

The talk will be followed by a delicious plant-based lunch by SHARAN.

DATE & TIME:
Sunday, 30th August, 2015.
10.00 AM TO 12.30 PM.

VENUE:
Bianchi Hall,
2nd Floor, Don Bosco International School,
Don Bosco School Campus,
Matunga (East),
Mumbai – 400017.

CONTRIBUTION: 
Registration and Payment done on or before 27th August 2015:
Rs. 500/-
Registration and/or Payment done after 27th August 2015:
Rs. 600/- (Registration will be wait-listed and accommodated only if logistics permit it)
PLEASE NOTE THAT CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION IS SUBJECT TO REALISATION OF PAYMENT.

EXPECTED AGE GROUP: 
Above 18 years.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Please fill the form at the link given below to register for the workshop. Please ensure that you fill in your proper email address as further communication from us will be sent to this address.
WORLD KITCHEN GARDEN DAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2015 REGISTRATION.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cash payment to a volunteer.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
(We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS OUR NEW STATE BANK OF INDIA ACCOUNT and not the old STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD account. If you have the old account of SBH added as a payee, please use the details below for adding the SBI account as new PAYEE.

Bank:
STATE BANK OF INDIA
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBIN0000533
Address of the Branch:
Sunbeam, 18th Road, 
Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Current
Account No:
34994910641
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B
CASH PAYMENT TO VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.
For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NUTRITION PACKED IN SMALL SPACES: SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST 2015 [Registrations open]

Do you love salads?
Would you like to add to your basket of fresh ingredients?
Have you wished for a regular supply of natural-nutrients?
Or wanted to grow your food but have limited space? 

If the answer to any two of the questions is a YES, then Urban Leaves has the answer for you.....



Nutrition Packed In Small Spaces - A Micro-Greens Workshop where you will learn the why , do the how-to-grow  and savour the taste of micro-greens. You could also get to visit our urban farm before or after the workshop.

DATE & TIME:
Sunday, 9th August, 2015.
10 AM TO 12 PM.

VENUE:
AV Hall, Ground Floor,
Don Bosco Provincial House,
Don Bosco School Campus,
Matunga (East),
Mumbai – 400017.

CONTRIBUTION: 
Registration and Payment done on or before 7th August 2015:
Rs. 600/- for normal registered participants.
Rs. 500/- for registered patrons(donors).

Registration and Payment done after 7th August 2015:
Rs. 700/- (Registration will be wait-listed and accommodated only if logistics permit it)

EXPECTED AGE GROUP: 
Above 14 years.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Please fill the form at the link given below to register for the workshop. Please ensure that you fill in your proper email address as further communication from us will be sent to this address.
MICRO-GREENS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cheque/Cash Deposit in Bank, Cash payment to a volunteer.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
(We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.)
Bank:
State Bank of Hyderabad
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBHY0020408
Address of the Branch:
1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Savings
Saving Account No:
52009032981
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B
CASH/CHEQUE DEPOSIT IN STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
Please visit a State Bank of Hyderabad branch to deposit your contribution into the "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" account with details as given above.
Please use the link given below to locate a branch in Mumbai/Thane:
Select the state as Maharashtra and city as "Greater Bombay" or "Thane" for listing branches in Mumbai or Thane.

CASH PAYMENT TO VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.

For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com.

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMRUT MITTI WORKSHOP (FOR ADULTS) ON SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2015

"Soils host at least one quarter of the world’s biodiversity. They are key in the carbon cycle. They help us to mitigate and adapt to climate change. They play a role in water management and in improving resilience to floods and droughts."
-José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

Today, our soils are tired, overworked, depleted, sick and poisoned by synthetic chemicals. Malnutrition begins with the soil. Minerals in the soil control the metabolism of cells in plant, animal and man. If soil is deficient in trace elements, food and water will be equally deficient.

The year 2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils (IYS) by the 68th UN General Assembly.The IYS aims to be a platform for raising awareness of the importance of soils for food security and essential eco-system functions. Have a look at this infographic:

Right from their inception, the main focus of the Urban Leaves Community-farms has been the making of Amrut Mitti: a nutrient-rich soil high in microbial life. We spend hours on building this soil lovingly on our rooftops - collecting biomass from our neighboring areas (which would otherwise be burnt away), hunting for cow dung and urine in this mega city, and holding hands and dancing on the Amrut Mitti heaps and  discovering the slow magic of it turning into gold, teeming with a whole new universe of micro-organisms. This year, we plan to make and teach the technique to as many who care and wish to learn.

Come and join us for a day’s Workshop on “Amrut Mitti and its use in City-farming”. 
The workshop will cover:
  • Understanding Amrut Mitti, need and importance
  • Hands-on practicals in the making of Amrut Mitti
  • Using Amrut Mitti to grow fruits and veggies in raised beds and special containers
  • Maintenance and care of Amrut Mitti
  • Recycling of kitchen waste with Amrut Mitti
DATE & TIME:
Sunday, 22nd March, 2015
8 AM TO 3 PM

VENUE:
Don Bosco Provincial House Rooftop Community-Farm
Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga (East),
Mumbai – 400017 

CONTRIBUTION: 
Payment on or before 18th March, 2015
Rs. 1700/- for normal participants
Rs. 1500/- for Registered patrons

Payment after 18th March, 2015 but before 21st March, 2015
Rs. 1900/- for normal participants
Rs. 1700/- for Registered patrons

The contribution is inclusive of healthy vegan cuisine served for breakfast and lunch, prepared generously by our Seva cafe team.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Please fill the form at the link given below to register for the workshop. Please ensure that you fill in your proper email address as further communication from us will be sent to this address.
AMRUT MITTI WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cheque/Cash Deposit in Bank, Cash payment to a volunteer.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
(We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.)
Bank:
State Bank of Hyderabad
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBHY0020408
Address of the Branch:
1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Savings
Saving Account No:
52009032981
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B
CASH/CHEQUE DEPOSIT IN STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
Please visit a State Bank of Hyderabad branch to deposit your contribution into the "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" account with details as given above.
Please use the link given below to locate a branch in Mumbai/Thane
Select the state as Maharashtra and city as "Greater Bombay" or "Thane" for listing branches in Mumbai or Thane

CASH PAYMENT TO VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.

For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

PARENT-CHILD HEALTHY COOKING WORKSHOP ON 4TH JANUARY 2015 [REGISTRATIONS CLOSED]

Moms and dads, daughters and sons,
Cook your way to health and fun!
Know the best way to cook and eat,

Fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds!
  Explore the colours, flavours and tastes,
Not just for good health but also slim
waists!! 


When was the last time you or your kid gulped down those crispy fries? Do you remember the last time you eagerly looked at the clock to track those “30 minutes”, awaiting your pizza delivery? I do. I had a full value meal last month and a small chicken pizza with a big bottle of coke day before.
Do you remember how you felt after having your meal? What did you do after? Did you sleep? Or did you work? I went to bed almost immediately, cause I was so felt so full, bloated and drained of energy. So the next day, at moms insistence I had a huge bowl of salad before lunch, and yummy green leafy veggie with hot rotis. Do you know what I did after? I travelled to college; returned home after tiring (read boring) lectures, played a game of badminton and now I’m writing this post. I’m sure most people have a similar experience, but fail to notice the difference their meals have on their body.

I’ve seen so many mothers tell their kids to restrict eating junk. To all those dear loving moms: have you ever told them what to eat? And why to eat it? Children have amazing reasoning and grasping  powers. They ask intelligent questions. And when they don’t get satisfactory answers, they’re bound to overlook what you’ve said.  When you tell them what not to, you’ve also got to tell them why. In addition, you’ve also got to tell them what they should do and why.

We at Urban Leaves believe reaping what we sow and eating what we grow. Explore the wonders of healthy food preparation and eating with your child in our workshop.
If you think there’s no other way to spend time with your kid apart from eating at a restaurant or hitting the movies, here you go! Perk up your child's interest in health and food. Children are motivated to eat healthy when they are involved in the preparation of the food they eat. Have fun and bond with your child while preparing food that is not only healthy, but also very very tasty!

Thank us when your kid cooks you a lovely salad after you’ve had a tiring day at work :D
Prajakta Patil--Young Volunteer
For Team Urban Leaves.

WORKSHOP DETAILS :
Venue -
Urban Leaves Roof-top Community Farm,
Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga (East),
Mumbai – 400017

Date
4th January, 2015 (Sunday)
Time
9 am - 10:30 am
Age group of children
8 to 12 years old
Registration Fee
Rs. 200 per child and Rs 100 per adult

You are welcome to contribute more if you can. Your contributions will go towards extending the city-farming experience to children who cannot afford it or supporting our community farms. Do indicate your preference when you contribute.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Children need to carry drinking water and a hand towel.
2. Parents are requested to bring along a knife, peeler,napkin and a chopping board. Apron optional.
3. The workshop will be recorded on camera and images of participants may be used by Urban Leaves on our website and Facebook page to create awareness for all ages.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Please fill the form at the link given below to register for the workshop. Please ensure that you fill in your proper email address as further communication from us will be sent to this address.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cheque/Cash Deposit in Bank, Cash payment to a volunteer.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
(We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.)
Bank:
State Bank of Hyderabad
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBHY0020408
Address of the Branch:
1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Savings
Saving Account No:
52009032981
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B
CASH/CHEQUE DEPOSIT IN STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
Please visit a State Bank of Hyderabad branch to deposit your contribution into the "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" account with details as given above.
Please use the link given below to locate a branch in Mumbai/Thane
Select the state as Maharashtra and city as "Greater Bombay" or "Thane" for listing branches in Mumbai or Thane

CASH PAYMENT TO VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.

For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[REGISTRATIONS CLOSED] CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP ON CITY-FARMING ON 9TH NOVEMBER 2014

Early morning sun with song and laughter in the air, children in the outdoor, work and play as they learn along the way...

Urban Leaves invites registrations for A Morning On The Farm.
Discover an Urban Farm at Don Bosco Provincial House. Get cosy with soil and creatures of the farm. Green a planter out of waste to help Mother Earth. Taste her bounty at Seva Café and most importantly, take home seeds and ideas to start your very own kitchen garden.

DATE:
Sunday, 9th of November 2014

TIME:

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

VENUE:

Urban Leaves Roof-top Community Farm,
Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga (East),
Mumbai - 400017

REQUIRED AGE GROUP: 

7-12 years only
The workshop is designed for the age group of 7-12 years. Children below 9 years need to be accompanied by an adult. 
If your children are younger/older and do not fall in this age group, please do not be disheartened. Workshops for children in other age groups are also being planned. If you are an interested parent of a younger/older child, please fill your details in "INTERESTED IN FUTURE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP" form given below and we will get back to you with our plans for future workshops.
"INTERESTED IN FUTURE CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP"

CONTRIBUTION: 
Rs 500/- each for children. (Rs. 400 for children of donors)
Rs 300/- each for adults (Rs. 250 for donors) in case the child is being accompanied by an adult. Due to space constraints, just one adult per child preferred.

You are welcome to contribute more if you can. Your contributions will go towards extending the city-farming experience to children who cannot afford it or supporting our community farms. Do indicate your preference when you contribute.

INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Children to come in rough and tough clothes, a cap too is advisable for the sun.
  2. They need to carry drinking water, a snack and a hand towel.
  3. The workshop will be recorded on camera and images of participants may be used by Urban Leaves on our website and FB page to create awareness about city-farming for all ages. 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS
PLEASE FILL THE FORM AT THE LINK GIVEN BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please ensure that you fill in your PROPER EMAIL ADDRESS as further communication from us will be sent to this address.

Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cheque/Cash Deposit in Bank, Cash payment to a volunteer.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
(We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.)
Bank:
State Bank of Hyderabad
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBHY0020408
Address of the Branch:
1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Savings
Saving Account No:
52009032981
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B

CASH/CHEQUE DEPOSIT IN STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
Please visit a State Bank of Hyderabad branch to deposit your contribution into the "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" account with details as given above.

Please use the link given below to locate a branch in Mumbai/Thane
Select the state as Maharashtra and city as "Greater Bombay" or "Thane" for listing branches in Mumbai or Thane


CASH PAYMENT TO A VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.

For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com

Friday, July 18, 2014

Using bamboo in urban farms - Workshop on 26th-27th July 2014

Come monsoon and all farmers whether urban rooftop or large scale feel the need of trellises. Almost all our monsoon veggies i.e. Doodhi, Karela, Sponge Gourd, Little Gourd, Ridge Gourd need trellises. So do our beautiful ornamental flowers. 

Our community farm at Don Bosco Matunga also needs these for our growing farm. So join us to make trellises, entrance archways, supports, hangers etc...on Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th July morning 8 am to 1.00 pm. 

( Pic below is for representation only...Referred from this website)


The event promises to be exciting, fun filled learning activity for teenagers, children with their parents, all practicing urban farmers/gardeners.There is some activity for all age groups.

Tushar Kelkar, who practices eco- friendly architecture, will be here with us these two days to guide us build them.
Tushar's Facebook page

DATES: Saturday, 26th July 2014
Sunday, 27th of July 2014
INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS CAN ATTEND BOTH DAYS OR ONE DAY IF IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTENT OF BOTH THE DAYS WILL BE DIFFERENT. TIME:
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

VENUE:
Urban Leaves Rooftop Community Farm
Don Bosco Provincial House,
Don Bosco School Campus,
Opposite Khalsa College,
Matunga(East),
Mumbai - 400019.


CONTRIBUTION:
Rs. 300/- per participant per day
Rs. 250/- per participant per day in case of patrons/donors. Please do fill in your Patron ID in the field provided, when filling the registration form. INSTRUCTIONS:
  • For confirmation of registration, please remit your contribution before 25TH JULY 2014.
  • Please bring a notepad and pen to take notes.
  • Please carry some snacks/tiffin if required as food will not be served at this workshop. 
  • Umbrellas will prohibit you from working in case it rains so please carry appropriate rain wear which will allow you to work.
  • Images of participants may be used by Urban Leaves on our website and Facebook page to create awareness about city-farming for all ages.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS PLEASE FILL THE FORM AT THE LINK GIVEN BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please ensure that you fill in your PROPER EMAIL ADDRESS as further communication from us will be sent to this address. USING BAMBOO IN URBAN FARMS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM Payment can be made via Bank Transfer/NEFT, Cheque/Cash Deposit in Bank, Cash payment to a volunteer or Cheque couriered to us.

BANK TRANSFER/NEFT DETAILS
We recommend this mode as it is the quickest and requires the least effort. It can be executed through net-banking or through your bank branch.
Bank:
State Bank of Hyderabad
IFSC Code of Bank:
SBHY0020408
Address of the Branch:
1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Chembur Mumbai 400071
Account Name:  
VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST
Type of Bank A/c:
Savings
Saving Account No:
52009032981
PAN Number of Trust:
AAATV2294B


CASH/CHEQUE DEPOSIT IN STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD
Please visit a State Bank of Hyderabad branch to deposit your contribution into the "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" account with details as given above.

Please use the link given below to locate a branch in Mumbai/Thane.
Select the state as Maharashtra and city as "Greater Bombay" or "Thane" for listing branches in Mumbai or Thane.


CASH PAYMENT TO A VOLUNTEER
Cash can be deposited with Urban Leaves volunteers located in various parts of Mumbai. Please select the desired location in the registration form. You will be emailed the details of the Urban Leaves volunteer to contact for depositing the contribution.


CHEQUE COURIERED TO US
Please draw a cheque in favor of  "VIDYA VAARIDHI TRUST" and courier to:
VIPUL SANGHAVI
Vardhaman Plastochem Pvt. Ltd.,
Kasturi Bldg, Sanghavi Corporate Park,
Behind USV Ltd. , Off Govandi Station Road,
Govandi (E),
Mumbai - 400088

Please write the Participant's name (in case the cheque is sent by someone else), registration number and contact number on the back of the cheque and  please do mention "URBAN LEAVES: WORKSHOP ON USING BAMBOO IN URBAN FARMS" on the envelope.



For any questions please email: events [DOT] urbanleaves [ AT ] gmail [ DOT ] com