Urban farming is gaining momentum all-round the globe due to the emphasis on growing your own food. Terrace gardening is a type of urban farming is a simple but definite step towards increasing our green cover and is a more sustainable option for our food needs, irrespective of space restriction.
The workshop is to provide a basic understanding of the following
Need and necessity of urban farming
The concept of organic vegetables
Practices of growing vegetables in containers
Waste segregation and home composting
Plant care in container gardening
Demonstration of Terrace Gardening practices
About Dr. Rajendra Hegde:
Dr. Rajendra Hegde is one of the founder members of Garden City Farmers (GCF) and closely working with Dr. B.N.Viswanath, who is a pioneer of Organic Urban Farming and Terrace Gardening in the country. He has a doctorate in Agricultural Entomology from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
He has worked at various capacities, involving both urban and rural agriculture activities, in the corporate as well as developmental sectors. He has published 50 research/extension papers and has over 18 years of experience in the field.