Eat the fruits of your labour: start your own kitchen garden

Kitchen gardens can give an immense sense of satisfaction to gardening enthusiasts. But you don't have to be an expert gardener to start a small one of your own. At GREEN, we believe that sustainability is as important in the urban context as it is in the rural one.

Sustainability in organic farming certification

Recently, GREEN hosted a farmers’ meet in Kanakapura, for community members seeking organic farming certification through the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). The main aim of this exercise was to identify, through interaction with the community, strategies that would make the certification process sustainable and completely independent from third party facilitators such as GREEN. 

Food from your garden: 'oota from thota'

A growing number of people in urban cities and towns are looking to adopt a healthier, better rounded lifestyle. Many are increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of organically grown produce and are enthusiastic about setting up kitchen gardens in their homes. The program ‘Oota from Thota’ organized on 28th August, aimed to acquaint urban dwellers with the methods and processes involved in growing vegetables of their own. It also addressed the broader issues of global warming, pollution, waste management and environmental degradation. 

Organic farming certification: PGS meet

The PGS Meet at Maralawadi Hobli, facilitated by GREEN on 25th August, aimed to raise awareness of organic farming certification in the project area, with the objective of increasing the number of certified farmers within the community. Certification is done through the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) which is defined as a locally focused quality assurance system that certifies producers based on the active participation of stakeholders. GREEN serves as a monitoring body providing guidance to those seeking certification.

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