Oota from your Thota (OfyT), an event for organic gardening enthusiasts, will be held this Sunday Aug 26th, in JP Nagar III phase. The participants and invitees at ‘Oota from your thota’ include practitioners, vendors, and enthusiasts; promising an interesting, informative and hands-on experience for all visitors.
If you are a newbie, you will gain a starting point. If you are already a gardener, you will still get new ideas to implement in your own patch of green! You can find seeds, saplings, organic pesticides, compost, composters and other garden products, and organic vegetables, fruits, snacks and more. Participants include Green Foundation, VMSRF, Daily Dump, BM school, Pristine organics, Health Smart Kids, Adi Naturals, Navadarshanam etc.
“There will be an area dedicated to OTG (Organic Terrace Garden community) members for discussion and exchange of ideas and also to showcase the plants that they have grown to inspire budding gardeners”, says Dr B N Viswanath, pioneer of terrace gardening in Bangalore and one of the organisers of the event. “The idea of this organic mela is to spread the awareness on urban farming. We are expecting more than 1000 people this time”, he adds. Dr Narayana Reddy, the well known organic farming pioneer, from Doddaballapur will be one of the guest speakers.
Earth Warriors, an initiative of Bangalore Mirror, which provides a platform for all nature activists and enthusiasts, is supporting the event. Introductory classes on terrace gardening were held last week, with over 500 people attending the various sessions.
The event is organised by Garden City Farmers Trust (GCFT), an NGO that promotes organic farming. Citizen Matters is one of the media partners for the event. (Visitors can buy copies of Citizen Matters’ new book: Living in Bengaluru and eco-friendly shopping bags at our stall!)
Oota from your Thota, 26 Aug, 9 am to 5 pm.
Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy for the Blind. CA-1B, 3rd Cross, 3rd Phase, J P Nagar. For more details call: Jyothi: 9845538928, Dr Vishwanath: 9845627217.
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