Urban Leaves India: Sunday 26th Dec 2010 - photo diary

Sunday 26 December 2010

Sunday 26th Dec 2010 - photo diary

Today we harvested the Amba Haldi.  ( Mango Ginger ) 
Amba Haldi (Curcuma Aromatica)
For more info check this site.
Amba haldi is an aromatic stimulant, tonic and carminative. It protects skin from atmospheric pollution, wrinkles and bacteria. It imparts resistance against allergies of throat, nose and trachiobranchital passage.
It smells of raw mango. We plan to grate it, add salt and lemon juice and use it in salads or just eat raw.
                                                                  Nirmala and Julius
                                                              Quite a bounty!
The Amba Haldi was shared amongst the volunteers.
Sameer,Deepak,Bharati,Nirmala,Harsha,Jasmina,Juilius,and Samprati
Below : The heap kept for greening. Remember the seeds the children had sown? Well they have grown healthy and strong! Today I added seeds of Chilly and Saunf. Thats the sweet and pungent taste.
The greens: Chana,methi and Rai
WE could also manage to make 3 heaps ( Yippe ! ) today thanks to the good turnout of volunteers. For these heaps we used asli TOP SOIL..... ( dug out from below the trees at MNP. ) The leaves too were wonderfully dry and crushed, and substantial quantity.This was possible thanks to Anil Ranglani for he donated us heaps of dry leaves collected from different parks. So three heaps... and exact two feet height! We will be turning the heaps now on next Sunday!
Heap Mulched with dry leaves.
The UL gand standing near the freshly made heap.
The heap.
Next Sunday we plan to sow a few more vegetables and make new heaps! Join US!Probably u will get a chance to harvest the Brinjals too!

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