Urban Leaves India: Workshop on " Creating your own Natueco City Farm"

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Workshop on " Creating your own Natueco City Farm"

Dear Friends


Want to reduce global warming and climate change?

Want to be healthy?

Want to build relationships between neighbours?

Want to do something creative?

Want to bypass rising vegetable prices?

Want to learn a new skill?

IF YES, THEN JOIN US AND LEARN TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD!

You are what you eat. Come learn how we at Urban Leaves nourish our bodies and souls through the practice of city farming. Natueco Farming and building Amrut Mitti gives us a holistic perspective about how the food we eat is related to all these issues. We hope the workshop will give you both the motivation to start growing your own food and the tools and the network to help you do so.

URBAN LEAVES (an Initiative of Vidya Varidhi Trust) is hosting a workshop on “How to initiate your own Natueco City Farm" on Sunday 7th Feb, at Maharashtra Nature Park from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The session will be conducted by Preeti Patil who manages one of the most successful city farms in Mumbai. Preeti has been in charge of this award winning terrace farm since its inception 8 years ago and today with full grown trees, herbs, vegetables and a variety of fruit trees, it stands testimony to the fact that urban farms are very doable.

Schedule

9.00 – 9.45 - Registration & light breakfast

9.45- 10.30 Introduction & a short film

10.45 - 11.45 - Demonstration & talk on Amrit Mitti

11.45 – 12.45 - Hands-on group activity – preparing Amrit Mitti

12.45 - 1.30 - Lunch

1.30 – 2.00 Demonstration on how to use Amrit Mitti and plant a sapling

Info on companion planting and bio diversity

2.00 - 2.30 How to maintain your farm

2.30 - 3.15 Q&A and feedback

Fee for the workshop is Rs.400/- per head -inclusive of resource materials, breakfast & lunch.

All are requested to carry their own drinking water to avoid plastic and buying water. Please register your name at the earliest. Please pay fees in cash or cheque. Cash may be directly paid to Jyoti at Chembur or Devi at Lower parel

Cheques favoring ‘Vidya Vaaridhi Trust’ may be couriered to Uday Acharya at Vidya Varidhi Trust, A-101 Mani Bhavan, 11th Road, Chembur Mumbai 400071. Contact No: 9833663108

We have kept the workshop fees as low as possible. Further subsidization is available to those who need it and anyone who can contribute more is invited to support others' participation or future work. Please contact Uday Acharya on 9833663108 for further assistance.
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Warm Regards

Urban Leaves

2 comments:

  1. I reside in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.I've just come to know about Urban Leaves and Prayog Parivar. It's a great initiative.I had been looking for something like this for a very long time and am keen to be associated. Pls let me know whenever u have the next workshop or any other event

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  2. Will another workshop be conducted in the near future. You can count on at least four of us.

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