Urban Leaves India: Come bridge the gap - become a volunteer!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Come bridge the gap - become a volunteer!


 Bridge the gap;
 become a volunteer
 From dependency to interdependency
 From destruction to conservation
 From disposal to reuse and recycling
 From  global to eating local
 From toxic chemicals to natural organic
 From mom to daughter..... he he ... here goes the conversation!

Preeti: "In this dynamic world nothing is permanent.  The mind knows this …. yet the heart searches for something eternal. We search for the ‘I’, lost to us in the hustle-bustle of this extraordinarily demanding world. And nature helps us do this. Holding us, with all our fears and faults, it returns to us a faith that 'All is well with the world'. All it asks in return is some love and care."

Prajakta: "Wait a minute, Aai (mother)! I don't understand a word of what you're saying and I don't think anyone will come and volunteer with you if you tell them these things. You have to show people how cool Urban Leaves is!
Look at the number of progressive sustainable practices we do. No lip service greenwashing. We're willing to try and fail. We're inclusive, we welcome people of all kinds: young or old, the doers, the dreamers, the thinkers, people of all faiths and persuasions. We're all independent, capable people, and we help each other out but we believe people should determine for themselves where their greatest contribution or learning would be.'

Preeti to all : "As you can see, we thrive on diversity and we're always having conversations like these. So come join us whatever your perspective is. Volunteer with us at Urban Leaves …in whatever way gives you joy! 

We are currently involved in

-hands on building of our various community farms
-events- during or behind the scenes, pre or post, or initiate one yourself
-documentation and building our website
-networking, hand holding, entertaining and inspiring each other
-and lastly, keeping ourselves fed, clothed and shelter (contributions in cash or kind welcome :D)

Please fill in the Registration Form  and Email to urbanleaves@gmail.com to register as a volunteer.

Lots of smiles and joy
All of us at Urban Leaves 


  1. What you are doing is commandable!!! I would love to learn from you and do farming in our home and society as we have lots of land which is not being use at all.

  2. Arent daughters wonderful human beings? You are doing a wonderful job Preeti, and it takes different ways to reach people. You have some wonderful ideas and I think everyone who joins you in your endeavour will be blessed.

  3. after eating those mangoes laced with carbon disulphide ( and other numerous such examples) and developing blisters in mouth, I envied the people having their own farms and pitied myself sitting in my small balcony with a small tulsi plant and ugly pollution outside in this suburban flat of mine
    you are the angels appearing in that article of mumbai mirror inspiring to stand up and do something instead of just having pity on myself of not having a farm
    dinesh ( just mailed you my details)

  4. the article in mumbai mirror is an eye-opener. didn't know all this was possible in the busy city of mumbai with its space constraints. i don't even have a balcony to do all this, but if i could be of any help, it'll be my pleasure.

  5. Hi,
    whenever went to buy vegetables,went with a doubt - is it dyed or fresh? and what is the answer to it. Today's TOI gave me the answer. Would love to grow in our garden (!), since our colony has plenty of open space. Is it possible for any of your volunteers to conduct a workshop here? I stay in Bhandup (please don't ask me where is Bhandup !). If its possible then please let me know so I can inform people around the colony and we can start our very own 'city farming'.
    Looking forward to receive your response.

    Veena. (mani_veena@hotmail.com)

  6. Hi
    I read about your urban leaves in news paper today its really a good job.Even i am Interested,but at present I dont have finance or land to grow but definitely one day .
    May god bless your team and let our country be proud of you all .Susan (mrssusanmathew@gmail.com

  7. Hi...I love gardening too....more so Kitchen gardening....I stay at Borivali and have a balcony kitchen garden where I grow tomatoes, brinjal, lemon, corriander, curry leaves, chillies and basil...if I had a bigger space I'd literally grow trees....I'd love to be a part of your group....I've filled in online Registeration Form as well...let me know how I can be a part of you all. - Leena

  8. I m very impressed by ur work , I also use Cow manure and chicken manure only with some vermicompost for my veggies...But irony is that cow urine is not available in our vicinity for about 4 kms, i ll also try to arrange for Amrut mitti to prepare. Thanks for such illustrative guidance thru ur blog.

  9. Hi all, I have just bought a farm plot near mumbai, a much awaited dream! can somebody from urban leaves please contact me. I need all the advice and help i can get. thanks

  10. 1.we want to know whether terrace gardening is illegal as per the society law.
    2. societies can have enough spots in their compound where vegetables etc can be grown. How this needs to be shared. All may not like to put their hard work but when the fruits come they would like to have a share.
    3. Making amrut mattie requires labour. Any idea as to how much