Urban Leaves India: AMRUT MITTI WORKSHOP (FOR ADULTS) ON SUNDAY 22ND MARCH 2015

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