Now, even city folk can grow their own jungle

Green warriors are using a Japanese technique to turn gardens, campuses and dumpyards into dense groves in months
Last month, Taimur Ali Khan received a rather unusual gift for his first birthday. His mother Kareena Kapoor's nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar presented him a 1,000sqft forest in Sonave on the outskirts of Mumbai. "The trees are as young as Taimur, even younger actually, and each one of them is a local, native, climate resilient species," Diwekar wrote in an Instagram post.

Saif and Kareena's tot may be Bollywood royalty and a social media darling but he isn't alone in having his own patch of forest. Across India, some startups and non-profits are encouraging individuals, institutions and companies to grow their own forests.

Seven years ago, engineer Srinivasan Ramadorai and his wife decided to keep aside a tenth of the land on which they were building their sprawling home in Bengaluru for a grove.....Read more


Source web page:Times of India

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