A fertile ground — on the terrace

A shared interest in organic rooftop gardening keeps this group of green fingers together in Tiruchi

The buzz on the ground floor of this suburban Tiruchi home crests and troughs in waves of laughter. It could almost be described as a parent-teacher association meeting. But all the action is happening on the rooftop of this home in State Bank Colony, Crawford, where around 300 plants, from Nagpur orange and lime to vetiver, table rose, oregano and cacti (to name just a few), are growing in containers.

And seeing the pride with which their growers introduce their plants to the visitor, it’s clear this is a parent-teacher association all right. Except that all the ‘parents’ of the plants are themselves the teachers and learners, their only subject — organic terrace gardening...................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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