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India: Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai have active groups of urban farmers

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To combat increasing levels of pesticides in foods, terrace gardens across India are blooming

By Gargi Gupta
DNA
Dec 29, 2013

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Aparna George, a Bangalore-based freelance writer, grows strawberries in pots in a corner of her terrace, along with other vegetables like zucchini, lavender, carrots, beans, brinjals, cauliflower, cabbage, and palak, methi, coriander, rosemary, thyme and parsley.

George’s tryst with growing vegetables started, she reveals, around four years ago with the realisation that there are very high levels of pesticide residue in food. She began with a few pots of brinjals and tomatoes, using the organic manure she got by composting kitchen waste at home.

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Panoramic view of Brooklyn Grange – Urban Rooftop Farm


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Favorite crops grown on the Grange roof year after year

Excerpt from their website:

Salad Mixes
Our greens mix is a fresh blend of spicy mustards, sweet lettuces, bitter chicories, and bright colors. Our signature mixes evolve throughout the year, depending on which leaves prefer cool weather, warm weather, and varying sunlight. Kales, chicories, and spinach survive the winter, and pop up sweet and crisp in the early spring.

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