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Sessions on “Healthy organic food grow in your kitchen / terrace garden” & “Rain Water Harvesting at your Home”

Organic Terrace farming and rain water Harvesting : Need of the hour

VIA Lady Entrepreneurs Wing in association with VIA Agro and Rural Development Forum organised a talk on ‘Organic terrace Garden and Rain water Harvesting’ by Ms. Supriya Deo and Mr. Sharad Paliwal, President of Nagpur Garden Club.

 Mrs. Supriya Deo, Retd from Dharampeth Science College, Nagpur shared that after her retirement she started growing vegetables and medicinal plants on her terrace. She said that she learnt slowly and steadily how to develop an organic terrace garden. She joined various groups and surfed internet to clear the doubts regarding the same. She informed that she eventually learnt a lot about plants by citing the example that Spinach and Genda are good companions.

She recommended to plant medicinal plants in pots and informed that 6 hrs of sunlight is sufficient for good growth of plants. She went on to explain in detail how to grow plants by using seed, stem, layering etc. She also told the method of preparing fertile soil to reap good yield. Amrit mitti / soil can be prepared by mixing vermicompost, cow dung, cocopeet, garden soil and dried leaves. For protecting the plants from insects, she taught how to prepare Amrut jal which can be sprinkled on the plants. Fresh Cow dung, Cow urine (Gomutra), Jaggery (Gud) and gramflour (besan) along with water are the main ingredients used to prepare Amrut jal. This is processed and used after diluting.

This was followed by a talk by Mr. Sharad Paliwal, President, Nagpur Garden Club. First, he explained about organic kitchen garden and also explained about Layout and planning. He also shared details about ground Preparation, Pot / Container preparation, Soil Mix, Container Size, Different type of vegetables suitable for different seasons, Sowing method, Intercropping operations, Simple household formulations.

Later, Mr. Paliwal stressed the importance of Rain water harvesting. He mentioned that only 4% water is potable / consumable water. We really need to use water carefully as it is a scarce resource. Having informed the necessity of Rain water harvesting he shared the ways of doing it. He also explained in details the ways of recharging Dug wells and Bore wells using Rain water. He also explained the way of constructing sumps for water storage.

At the outset, Reeta Lanjewar, Chairperson, VIA LEW gave the opening remarks and welcomed Supriya Deo while Om Jajodia, Chairman of VIA Agro & Rural Development Forum welcomed Sharad Paliwal with floral compliments. The Program was conducted by Shachi Mallick, Convener of VIA Agro & Rural Development Forum. Vote of thanks was proposed by Manisha Bawankar, Secretary, VIA LEW. Prominently present were VIA LEW Executive members namely, Madhubala Singh, Chitra Parate, Y. Ramani, Anjali Gupta, Vandana Sharma, Indu Kshirsagar, Poonam Lala, Shikha Khare, Mitali Rafique. Other members prominently present were Dr Arti Shanvare, Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Supriya Kekatpure, Suman Dad, Samidha Nagulkar, Smita Parmar, Shubhangi Pise. The Program was attended by large number of entrepreneurs, students and housewives.

VIA presents you live session on Rain water harvesting and Organic terrace gardening.

Posted by Vidarbha Industries Association on Monday, July 8, 2019

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