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Feb 22 2013
RENEWAL OF DRIVING LICENCE
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Vinita decides to renew her DL, and goes to the RTO and guess what she finds. Pick up some tips from her experience.
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Feb 21 2013
FRENCH MARIGOLD
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Marigolds are good to have in an organic garden, attracting parasites, that may otherwise affect the vegetable plants. Plus you can even brew marigold tea!
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Feb 13 2013
WAKE UP CLEAN UP – EXPO ON GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
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Many politicians, industry, schools and hospitals made serious commitments at the recent Wake up Cleanup event. So what will make things different this time?
Feb 03 2013
WASTE MANAGEMENT EXPO
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A unique week-long expo aims to bring together stakeholders from all platforms to initiate an effective dialogue on how to optimally address Bangalore's waste problem.
Dec 20 2012
WINTER PRODUCE
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You can preserve or dry oranges, tomatoes, peas, peanuts and other winter fruits and vegetables. Savour them for a few more months!
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Nov 21 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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How much water do plants really need? How do you avoid over-watering?
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Oct 27 2012
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You can use organic options like Panchagavya, Vegetable enzymes, tea compost etc. to ensure a healthy soil for your plants. You can also make them yourself!
Aug 28 2012
GARDENING
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Choose plants with lush green leaves. Leaves, twigs and buds should not easily fall off; if they do it is a clear sign that the plant has not been properly taken care of.
Aug 20 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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The three hour workshop was a fun mix of story-time, experience-sharing, eating some delicious food prepared from fresh vegetables and finally some hands-on seed sowing.
Aug 03 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Typically, urban children today are given little or no opportunity for physical contact with nature. They spend less time in and with nature – so how can they build a relationship with it?
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Jul 24 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Companion planting is a core element of organic gardening. This has proven to have improved the yield of surrounding plants and even improve the flavour of neighbouring plants.
Jun 22 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Your little garden is not just for your plants. It supports a lot of animal life too. Do you see butterflies and squirrels in your garden?
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May 04 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Powdery mildews and mealy bugs are the biggest problems faced by gardeners. Here are some non-chemical, DIY solutions to keep them away.
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Apr 24 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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It is important we keenly observe the type of insect and the nature of 'attack' before shifting to panic mode and seeking out a solution to exterminate the organism completely.
Mar 27 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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We normally discard the cauliflower leaves and beetroot leaves. But they are packed with nutrition and taste great too.
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Mar 07 2012
LEAVES AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
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BBMP said no, but leaves continue to be burnt. Meanwhile committed citizens take composting into their own hands.
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Mar 06 2012
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Contrary to popular belief not all weeds are unwanted, useless and harmful. There are some weeds that extremely useful for the gardening enthusiasts.
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Feb 18 2012
GARDENING
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Lots and lots of leaves on the streets – big and small, in all shades of yellow and brown. Just don't burn them! Here's why.
Oct 10 2011
Column: Chlorophyll Conversations
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Seeds are critical to organic urban farming. Seed saving requires time, effort and attention but there is satisfaction of having saved seeds from your own garden for your own use!
Aug 26 2011
Blog: Adventures of an eco-nut
Ganesha Chaturthi is just round the corner and instead of scouring the city or the internet for eco-friendly clay Ganeshas (there's no way you could possibly be thinking of using any other type), read through these details to find out where you can...
Aug 02 2011
WORLD KITCHEN GARDENER DAY 2011
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If you buy Mint (pudina), you can just plant the stems with the root (after using the leaves) in a pot.
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Dec 01 2010
GUIDE TO GREEN THUMBS
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Growing crunchy carrots, cabbages and brinjals in your own gardens is not as hard as you think. Here’s a quick guide on how to grow your own vegetables, this winter.
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Nov 09 2010
IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION FOR ALL
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Will a spicy snack to keep children from dropping out of schools?
Oct 05 2010
GARBAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
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While some residents opposed the waste management drive at Mayflower Block in JP Nagar's Brigade Millenium, others continue to segregate their garbage.
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Sep 18 2010
ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS
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Forget coloured detergents and soap solutions. Instead use natural and safe home-made concoctions to clean your fridge, wash vessels and remove tough stains!
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