Rooftop Kitchen Garden in India 6

“It was about 15th of June, 2011 when I went to the unit I market in Bhubaneswar to have some seeds for our kitchen garden. The seller told me that the seeds would start having the fruits / vegetables in the plant within a period of one month. I thought, for his business he is just alluring me in such way and it will take at least two months to have the yields. I was aware that I will be in Bhuabaneswar till up to 25th June, then I said let me just wait for its yield.

In between I went to Delhi and had to came back on again 4th July for some professional works. And as I understands it is not yet a month and see the cocumber plants having the cocumbers. Similarly I had planted the bitter gaurd and later on the ladies finger, beans and brinjals. You see the growth and the plants are now little bit ready for its crops. If any person have some space for kitchen garden, one must try and grow. One gets lots of pleasure and even got curious about the growth and the developments in the plants every day. In so far as putting time on it is concerned, it took hardly half an hour to one hour every morning from my usual daily routine works. I had never felt that the kitchen gardening ever took any of my valuable times.”

Prasanta VarmaBhubaneshwar, India

 

Rooftop Container Garden in India 1

“We plan to cultivate good quantities of regular veggies to be able to prove to fellow residents that this setup works, [is] sustainable and can be considered on the terrace of the apartment. When it comes to doing this on the large scale, we plan to use wooden planter boxes which can be built on large scale at cheaper cost.”

Sasi Kanth VallemBangalore, India

Urban Farm Feeds the Neighborhood 1

Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an acre to four plots covering more than an acre and a half.