Urban Leaves India: A full fledged City Farmer

Tuesday 31 July 2012

A full fledged City Farmer

"Vipul Sanghavi" vips982@gmail.com

Who says one needs land to grow vegetables?

And who feels that Organic farming practices do not give sufficient yields?
A visit to our enthusiastic member Vipul Sanghvi’s terrace will put to rest any such doubts.

After dedicatedly making Amrut Mitti for a year

the roof top garden in a span of six months resembles a food forest.
Renamed as the ‘Kasturi Vaatika’, this space of about 1000 sft. has been consistently yielding vegetables – enough to sustain 3 or 4 families’ daily requirements at peak production.
So deep is Vipul’s love for the plants

that  he often refuses to undertake trimming of his plants. This creates such dense & shaded patches, it almost resembles a forest.

And the terrace is utilised not just for growing Fruits & Vegetables……

……………., but also for flowering plants.

These flowers attract bees and other insects which effectively pollinate the plants, thereby providing such bounty of fruits.

And of course there are some star attractions as well - the fiery tabasco peppers, the corn and the young pomegranate.
All in all, he has managed to recreate a paradise in the concrete city.

A star student, a dedicated sincere volunteer Vipul has set an example. 
Are you motivated to follow?

A few blow up of the photographs, as suggested by our readers

Happy and gardening 
Team Urban Leaves