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Brown Leaf Video Series #2

Brown Leaf Video 2: Why exactly trees shed leaves? Trees lose water through the pores on the leaves called Stomata. Image courtesy: dreamstime.com In summer, when trees need to conserve the water, what is the best strategy? Lose the leaves, right. Fallen leaves form a protective layer over the soil. Sun light does not reach […]

Guest Blog: How to manage dry leaves

There are so many ways of making compost. In this wonderful Guest Blog, Gaurav Shukla shares his successful experience of composting. Guess what he used as a composter? An earthen pot. Yes, that is the point. You don’t need to buy expensive composters. Simply start with what you already have. नमस्कार।। मैंने ये खाद अपने […]

Brown Leaf Video Series #1

Leaf fall starts around mid-October and continues till June. In no time, dry leaves are everywhere. Every horizontal surface in sight is covered with a layer of dry leaves. Burning seems the easiest way to get rid of dry leaves. In this video series, we will learn, why leaf fall occurs, why it is a […]

What is exactly Brown Leaf Receive & Donate

There is no waste in nature. Neither there are infinite resources in nature. Then, how the natural processes have continued for so many years, without waste and without running out of resources. Secret lies in the circular nature of the processes. Output of one system serves as input to some other system. If we replicate […]

Let’s talk Gardening!

Municipal waste is the challenge across all cities in India, if not the world. Why there is no concept of waste in nature? Because in nature, processes are cyclic. Output of one system serves as input to some other.  Problem occurred when we adopted the linear system, create – use – throw away. To solve the […]

How to Manage dry leaves: Mulch

Leaf fall season starts around mid-October and continues till June. These 6 months of the year are challenging. Dry leaves are just about everywhere. In fact, every horizontal surface gets covered with layers of dry leaves. Burning dry leaves is not at all advisable (Why not? Check here, https://brownleaf.org/why-we-should-not-burn-dry-leaves/) Then, what is the alternative? Don’t […]

My mulching and composting experience

In this wonderful blog, Chitrang Narkar shares his first stint with mulching and composting and journey to successful harvest. We hope more and more people take inspiration from Chitrang and take up these eco-friendly measures for dry leaves management. It was just another Saturday morning; I was having my breakfast with a weekly dose of […]

Story: How Brown Leaf started

Brown Leaf came into being in Pune city in February 2016 as the forum for eco-friendly management of dry leaves.  Since its inception, thousands of gunny bags of dry leaves have been exchanged through the forum. All those leaves that would have gone up as smoke, have gone back to the soil. A few hundred […]

Testimonial by Kirti Bhave: Why Mulching

In this Guest post, Brown Leaf member Kirti Bhave shares how mulching salvaged her terrace garden Kirti stays in Pune city. She has created a beautiful terrace garden on her parent’s terrace. She cultivates a variety of vegetables and fruits.  Always fond of composting, she makes her own compost using dry leaves and kitchen waste.  […]