Community Farming … And Living

NAGPUR Three-year-old Adwait Gomkale leaves for school at 9am. Before that, he spends two hours with his father watering vegetables and making compost. Familiar with spinach, fenugreek, potato, cabbage and other vegetables, Adwait enjoys the satisfaction of having grown something from the start.

Going beyond terrace farming and kitchen gardening, residents of Jagruti Colony (near Friends Colony) have turned into urban agriculturists. What was once a one-acre unused land has today set a stage for community farming. Owned by former corporator Sadhna Barde and her husband Naresh, the land is now open for residents to practice urban farming.