Brown Leaf


“Not a single dry leaf should be burnt in India“


“To help you manage dry leaves in eco-friendly manner”


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We understand your challenge. Quantity of dry leaves could be overwhelming.

While looking for solution to manage dry leaves in our backyard, Brown leaf was born.

We have utilized thousands of gunny bags of dry leaves in Pune city through our 3-fold strategy, MULCH – COMPOST – DONATE.

All these leaves would have gone up in the air as smoke. Now, beautiful gardens blossom on them. 

Utilizing dry leaves in eco-friendly manner is not at all difficult. 

We have done it, so we can confidently say so. 

All you need, is basic knowledge, some planning and around 5 minutes of your time every day. That is all. 

And it is rewarding and completely worth it, that we promise. 


Click below for the guide and video series

what we offer

Leaf Management is also People Management. Involving people in the project right from the beginning, listening to their views, considering them in decision making ensures success and continuity of the project.

We have conducted awareness sessions, webinars, at various institutes, organisations, societies.
We have provided guidance to many organisations.

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Powai
  • Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • DAV College, Chandigardh
  • Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
  • Katraj Dairy, Pune
  • Rupa Rahul Bajaj Centre for Environment and Art (RRBCEA)
  • sehreeti, Delhi
  • St. Mira’s college, Pune

Happy participants

I on behalf of the entire DAV College community and on my own behalf would express my heartiest gratitude to you for delivering a wonderful talk in a very lucid manner and explaining to us the importance of leaf litter. All the participants were mesmerised by your talk which has been reflected in their feedback forms too. The real astonishment to each one of us was that you having such diverse background are working so deeply in the field of ecology. Hope we will have chance to have more such interactions and collaborations in the future. Please find attached e certificate of appreciation. Thanks
Dr Ranju Gulati
Head Botany Department DAV College Chandigarh
Thank you Aditi Deodhar for doing that session with us! your passion and commitment to Jeevitnadi and managing brown leaf shone through your session with us!🙏
We learnt so much from you and you do have a flair of connecting with people

Click on the image below for recording of the session,
My garden was completely parched dry and most of the plants seemed dead. I had lost hope of any revival. I turned to Brown Leaf group for experts advice . They told me not to give up and continue taking care and watering the plants. I lost some of my plants but I noticed that the plants I had mulched ,survived and are thriving till today.
I was having my breakfast with a weekly dose of’s Eco India video. The video said ‘A Pune woman is making sure waste is not wasted’. Dried leaves are so omnipresent in our daily lives, be it urban or rural yet we just tend to ignore them. But after watching the video I just couldn’t ignore it anymore. The idea of mulching was so simple yet had such a powerful impact on the environment
I m living in village raw material i arrange from my garden dry leaves i also add green weeds green leaves and paddy waste etc. mam ur posts encourage me time by time i saw these and result in front of u. thnks mam ur role model for me hope for continue ur good work
Gurbhej Singh
Amritsar, Punjab