UnLtd India investee organization Fresh and Local transformed the Bombay HUB Terrace Garden as part of its Earth Day 2011 Challenge.
One of Bombay HUB's most unique features is our terrace garden. It's a space for HUB members and event attendees to connect with nature within the city. First installed a year ago, the new terrace garden now reflects their research into water- and space-saving techniques. In a week’s time they redeveloped the terrace space from start to finish. Friends of Fresh and Local who volunteered to join in this challenge gained practical gardening experience and received a sneak peek into the work in progress.
The new garden model adopts methods such as vertical gardening, square foot gardening, sub-irrigated pots, and is accentuated with an organic nursery and a baby tea garden.
On Friday, April 22 they hosted an Open House in the new space sharing their creation with guests over tea and cookies. Visitors to the garden were taken on a guided tour strolling through fruit trees and a crop of warm season vegetables.
Fresh and Local’s Earth Day Challenge was covered in Mumbai Mirror outlining Karen, Adrienne, and Catie’s journey into promoting local produce. As Karen put it “Many things made us want to start Fresh and Local. If you look at the world, 25 per cent of the population is hungry and a high percentage of it is obese. We need fresh and nutritious food in cities today.”
The trio regularly conducts workshops in Basic and Advanced gardening at Bombay HUB. It’s an initiative towards developing edible landscapes in urban settings. To join in the social movement of urban gardening with Fresh & Local team, reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org