Toxic-free: Cancer patients get fresh greens grown organically

February 10, 2014 0 Comments

Indira Rodericks, TNN Feb 9, 2014,

They are a group of around 15 individual and call themselves the ‘Green Souls’. Every week, they ensure that the 40-odd children, undergoing treatment for cancer at St Jude’s Child Care Centre in Kharghar, are fed a healthy diet of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The group launched the organic farming initiative within the Tata Cancer Memorial Hospital complex in Kharghar a year ago. Now, they generate around 20 kg of fresh fruit and vegetables with the help of volunteers for the hospice’s kitchen. The idea was initiated by naturalist and Airoli resident Julius Rego, who used to volunteer at the centre.