Kitchen Gardening Workshop at 2G’s Vertical Eco-community

Author:
Garima Goel
May 10, 2022

OES is proud to launch its first sustainability workshop of the series at KSR’s Togetherments, Miyapur Hyderabad <https://www.2getherments.com/ksrs-togetherments>. As part of a series of workshops planned for the residents of KSR’s Togetherments, Kitchen Gardening workshop was conducted as the first one on 30 April 22, Saturday morning. 

The venue was exactly right for this workshop with vertical gardens as the backdrop, on the 12th floor of these apartments. Kitchen gardening is of interest to many residents, as they all want to learn about growing plants on their balconies of these newly inhabited homes. Lot of families joined us on Saturday morning for an educative session. 

Our Kitchen Gardening expert Sreedevi Ande joined us for this program. She is a software professional and an ardent gardener, who has been practicing gardening for many years now. She brings in a plethora of gardening tips and suggestions for all the participants at OES workshops. This time gauging the audience she delivered the session in Telegu, which was appreciated by all. 

Going forward, Sreedevi introduced the topic with various steps involved in setting up a kitchen garden on balconies or a piece of land. Right from preparation of soil mix to watering and pest control she covered every aspect of the process. The focus of all OES workshops is to educate the participants about natural ways of growing and nurturing plants. In the same spirit Sreedevi showed several types of natural pest control methods during this 2-hour session. She showed how eggshells coming out of our kitchen as waste can give the much-needed calcium to the soil required for healthy plant growth. Also, neem oil solution with soap nut solution and diluted with water or chilly and garlic solutions kept for a few days can be sprayed on the foliage to keep away the pests. Even, butter milk can repel the mealybugs and other pests away from vegetable plants. 

Once the theory part was over, Sreedevi invited all the participants to attend a demonstration of how to sow vegetable seeds and saplings in the pots, followed by tips on watering them right the first time and every time. They all saw the live demonstration of sowing Bitter Guard and Methi seeds. The saplings sown were Okra, which is suitable for the summer, it being a summer crop.

As the session came to an end, all participants were given kitchen gardening manuals, growth charts and pest control tips in the form of a document by OES. This was done to facilitate and initiate their gardening journey comfortably and successfully. 

OES thanks 2getherments Infra Pvt Ltd <https://www.2getherments.com>, for giving this opportunity to associate with the residents in their journey towards an earth friendly living environment.

Organo Et School

At Organo Et School (OES), we recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to be long-term and inter-generational. We strive to empower people to embrace eco-living solutions, mindsets and habits.

Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo Eco-Habitats Pvt Ltd in 2017 and has been facilitating fields visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6000+ students and 2500+adults participate in over the last 5 years.

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