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National Seminar on Organic Urban Gardening


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  • 1. Day One: 10thDecember 2011 – Saturday8.00am onwards Registration and fruit breakfast9.00am – 9.45am Inauguration & Introductions9.45 am – 10.15 am Snack and Tea break10.15am - 12.15pm Earthcare, Peoplecare, Fairshare! by Clea Chandmal Principles of Permaculture A specialist in molecular genetics and plant breeding and a Permaculture practioner who farms in Goa ,Clea will have an interactive session on Permaculture principles of urban food garden designs12.30pm- 1.30pm A delicious, healthy, vegan lunch awaits you!1.30pm- 3.00pm Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food- Hippocrates! by Smt. Kusum Dahivelkar Home remedies & medicinal herbs in urban gardens A retired forest officer and expert on medicinal plants in Nasik who runs a nursery called "Hirvepunya" & grows varieties of traditional herbs is, also well versed in their medicinal properties3.00pm - 3.30pm A tasty snack break3.30 pm – 5.00pm Selfcare is Healthcare is Earthcare By - Anju Venkat Eating is an agricultural Act – Wendell Berry! Dr. Vijaya Venkat and Anju Venkat run The Health Awareness Centre (THAC) which advocates a sustainable and healthy plant based diet. They practice healing through diet and lifestyle choices5.30pm- 7.30pm Parallel sessions of community kitchen and group discussions on topics of choice of participants7.30pm Dinner and close day one
  • 2. Day Two: 11thDecember 2011 – Sunday8.00am - 9.00am Fruit Breakfast – eat and mingle9.00am - 10.00am Plenty for All – Prof Dabholkar! by Dr. CM Pandit Assured calculated yields Natueco Farming A structural engineer by profession, he got interested in Natueco Farming and Prayog Parivar, and worked closely with Prof Dabholkar for the next 16 years. "10.00am - 10.30pm A quick mid morning snack and tea break !10.30 am – 11.30 am Dr Pandit’s session continued11.45am - 12.45pm Reap What u Sow! Sharing –Urban farming case studies from around India12.45pm - 1.30pm A healthy lunch awaits!1.30pm - 2.00pm GMOs and Pesticides By Sreedevi Lakshmi Kutty Urban gardeners role in creating awareness and protecting our A member of Urban Leaves & part of the Coalition for bio diversity a GM-Free India2.00pm - 3.00pm Group speakers present findings of group discussions from day one3.00pm Proceed to field visit to urban farm in Mumbai !
  • 3. Day Three: 12thDecember 2011 – Monday9.00am - 9.30am Fruit Breakfast – eat and mingle9.30am - 10.30am The Miracle Mitti! by Urban Leaves Team Workshop on Setting up a “Natueco City Farm” Introduction to Amrut Mitti10.30 – 11.15 am Mid morning snack11.30am – 1.00pm Hand-ons practical on making Amrut Mitti by individuals as group activity1.00pm- 1.45 pm A healthy tasty vegan lunch !2.00pm – 300pm More on using Amrut Mitti , Q & AnsVenue: Maharashtra Nature Park (MNP), Mahim, Mumbai, located in the heart of Mumbai which exemplifies the transition of a wasteland into anurban oasis! Map to MNPSeminar Fees: Rs 2000 for two days and Rs 1000 for one day Amrut Mitti workshop*. Fees payable in advance to confirm registration. *The feescover seminar charges, food, welcome kit and a field trip. It does not include accommodation or travel charges.Accommodation :Those joining us from outside Mumbai, who have no friends or family in Mumbai and can’t make their lodging arrangements, we have madearrangements for about 25 people, to be accommodated on a shared basis .Booking for these is on first come first basis. A donation for thesearrangements is welcome.
  • 4. How to Register and Confirm Seat:Fill up the registration formArrange to pay fees via preferred modeMode of Payment:DD / Cheque ECS Transfer Cashin favor of Vidya Vaaridhi Trust Account Name - Vidya Vaaridhi TrustUday Acharya PAN Number of Trust - AAATV2294B Samprati GadaVidya Vaaridhi Trust, Bank - State Bank of Hyderabad Cell - 09869068281A-101 Mani Bhavan, 11th Road, Chembur Type of Bank A/c - Savings samcontemporary@yahoo.comMumbai 400071. Address of Bank - 1st Road, Near M-Ward Office, Bhageshree KelkarContact: 9833663108 Chembur Mumbai 400071 Cell - 9833375603 IFSC Code of Bank - SBHY0020408 In case of queries pl write to OR call - Amit Bhagat – 09820618887, Samprati Gada, Bhagashree Kelkar