Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Greening the apartment

We are trying to make our apartment the "Greenest". Having already invested in a rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharging initiative over the last year, this year we are trying to green it further. Some of the thoughts we have got along this track are:

* Grow stuff in the garden that is "beneficial" rather than "ornamental" or "decorative" stuff.
* We already grow herbs like tulsi (and a few others) in our complex
* The next step to perhaps try microfarming (or treat it more like a herbarium) - since we have a gardener anyway who takes care of the plants.
* Reducing solid waste and we have some ideas on this front too...

Most of us, as apartment or house owners can do our bit. By reducing water usage, using grey water for watering plants, building rainwater systems, reducing solid waste etc...

All this inspired by a few friends who are walking the talk...

7 comments:

Kavi said...

This is phenomenally inspiring ! That it is possible to lead a life thats different !

purple pitara said...

proud of you dude! let me know if i can help in anyway. for example i could get a friend of mine to give a talk about having your own garden pharmacy store - she talks about 5 plants that should be there in every Indian home and how each can be used for common ailments.

rocksea said...

you can also grow some water plants with minimum maintenance. some of them can be used for cooking too. eg:azolla

BharGo said...

so when r u starting to use the bicycle for communting?

Prasanth said...

Have you heard of hydroponics? Some one I know was successfull in growing even big vegetables using hydroponics in an apartment setting

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