Growing my own food and growing as a person

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At the launch of OFYT’s website at Mydreamgarden in Bengaluru recently. OTG veteran Dr Vishwanath Narayan (third from right) shares nuggets of wisdom on growing one’s own food.

By Vani Murthy

Nearly 10 years ago, I visited a landfill, saw the destruction citizens like me left behind somewhere on the outskirts of the city that wreaked havoc on the people living around. This experience changed the course of my life forever.

As I began digging deeper and started observing every mundane act of mine from my changed perspective about everything to do with waste, I met some of the most passionate, caring and environmentally responsible people in this journey. What more, I also realised that I had a passion brewing somewhere deep inside: converting organic waste into compost. Continue reading “Growing my own food and growing as a person”

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Love to get my hands dirty with this kind of shit!

Earthworms are amazing creatures that keep our soil healthy by pooping out rich castings. One way to keep the worms happy and content is to feed them with good quality cow poop. I mean, cow dung. Continue reading “Love to get my hands dirty with this kind of shit!”

A little about my own tryst with composting & all about walking that extra green mile

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Plants, as the curriculum in my 4th grade environment textbook stated, were living organisms, just like you and I. They exhaled oxygen and inhaled harmful carbon dioxide making them important to our ecosystem. I, like every other naive and untrained kid in my class, bought this causation, and the next year, like my textbook, abandoned it in the realms of my subconscious mind. Continue reading “A little about my own tryst with composting & all about walking that extra green mile”