Urban Leaves India: January 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Meet Urban Leaves at Prakruti 6 - Bhavan's Nature Festival 2016

​​Urban Leaves is happy to announce its participation in Prakruti 6 - Bhavan's Nature Festival 2016. We have 30-minute mini-workshops running through the day on 30th and 31st of January, 2016.


SCHEDULE​

​​11.00 am​​​: ​ Visit to an Urban Farm​​

​​12.30 pm​:​ #SaveALeaf-Build Our Soil : Your Plants Need Mulch

​​02.00 pm​:​ Microgreens Made Easy Workshop

​​03.30 pm​:​ #SaveALeaf-Clean Our Air : Plate to Farm - Kitchen Composting

​​05.30 pm​:​ Visit to an Urban Farm  

Registration is required as seats are limited. Please register at: 
​​BNAC TEL Nos: 022-65611987​ ​/ 022​-​65294633 
​or​
​​Email:​ ​prakruti.festival@gmail.com

For detailed workshop descriptions, do check out: 
www.prakrutinaturefest.com/workshops​

Hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

#SaveALeaf : Solution 1 - Mulching

Urban Leaves is a group of passionate urban farmers. We have, down the years, experienced abundance on our community farms. Abundant produce, abundant joy and abundant friendships. We owe this to Amrut Mitti, a nutrient-rich soil, which is made with different varieties of leaves.

As we collect leaves from around the city for our farm, we are saddened to see how they are being treated in our city. We see sweepers cleaning the streets, completely disregarding this important natural resource. Instead of being utilised, the leaves are being burned; a sight that we are pained to see. Not only are the leaves not rejuvenating our soil and crops, but the burning further pollutes our choked city.

But this is a pattern we can stop. The world’s leaders just acknowledged in Paris that climate change is a grave threat and that they are serious about tackling it. But solving climate change will take the participation of each and every world citizen.

Come join The Urban Leaves ‪#‎SaveALeaf‬ Campaign to:
  • Clean Our Air.
  • Build Our Soil.
  • Green Our City.
  • Grow Your Food
Throughout our campaign, we will bring you simple, doable solutions, one by one, that will help transform leaves from a cause of pollution to a valuable resource.
And today, we are excited to present our first solution : MULCHING! 

Have a look at the video of the presentation below to learn all about it, share with your friends and stay tuned for more!



The video of the presentation can also be directly viewed through the following link:
http://bit.ly/SaveALeaf-1-Mulching-ppt

CLICK HERE to view the Solution 2 in the #SaveALeaf Campaign.