A networking community of city farming enthusiasts who volunteer time, efforts, and knowledge and practice natu-eco principles of organic farming at our homes and community farms.
Helping to establish urban rooftop farms in Mumbai.
This volunteer network program runs under Vidya Vaaridhi Trust, A-101 Mani Bhavan, 11th Road, Chembur, Mumbai 400071. Ph: 25286788, 9833663108
When the wild bees chose to make their home on our Starberry tree, we saw it as an acknoweldgement of the bio-diverse hot spot we have created over the last 5 years. For all the love and labour, nothing beats a reward like this. There were doubts as to whether it was going to be safe and whether we were going to face a man-animal conflict dilemma. We sure were ecstatic when Nikhil Sathe (a bee expert) dropped in and pronounced them to be a wild non-aggressive species. While these have taken resident, he helped us identify the others non-resident pollinator-visitors too. We managed to capture a few clearly for you and put it togther with the apt track of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee.
Posted by Urban Leaves, India on Thursday, 15 August 2019
The community-farm is all about connections and learning from our natural surroundings. Watch this squirrel polish off the gourd flower while bees buzz around. Another visitor of the gourd flowers, we notice year after year is the carpenter bee. Different bees visit different flowers. We need more agro-diverse spots in the city to bring back our bee population. Our community farm is but a drop in the ocean....hoping for the many little drops that make the ocean.
Posted by Urban Leaves, India on Thursday, 17 January 2019
What a stark difference between the concrete urban landscape and the green hotspot UL-DBPH Rooftop Community Farm!! Soon spots like this will be akin to oases in the desert. The city desperately needs more community-farms. More than that, it needs the labour of love and time to keep them going despite one hurdle after another. Is anybody out there listening?
Posted by Urban Leaves, India on Friday, 24 August 2018
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