Organic farming expands root in urban households

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'Grow your own food' seems to be the new mantra for a section of the health conscious urban crowd who as budding gardeners are increasingly opting for organic farming, reported media.

From growing a variety of fruits and vegetables like brinjals, tomatoes, lemons, potatoes, chilies and others; the urban gardeners are also looking at ways to popularise the practice of organic farming as a way of life.

"My mother had an ornamental garden. After the birth of my child, I decided to add vegetables to it. I want that at least my child should be fed on fresh, home-grown vegetables. The burgeoning rates of food combined with their poisonous components have forced me to think otherwise," says 40-year- old Ashish Agarwal, a freelancer.

Redefining the waste produced at home, experts feel that people should usher in practices that provide optimum use of the resources in hand rather than burdening the environment that is already under a lot of pressure.

"You can use kitchen waste and composorb, an organic composting aid, to grow plants even in your terrace. The process of cultivation is very easy and the cost is also very low," environmentalist and bio-manure expert Narender Kumar told PTI.

Story first published: Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:50 [IST]
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