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Home-made dry leaves crusher

Home-made Dry Leaves Crusher – Ratna Gokhale. A professor of Mathematics, a passionate gardener. Her background of mathematics is evident in the experiments she has done in her garden, the precision, analysis; Her garden is a living laboratory. In the next week’s blog, we will visit her garden. Here is the blog by her about […]

Let’s Mulch, Let’s Donate

This is the 3rd blog on mulching. You might wonder why I am so obsessed with it. Actually yes, I am. I am amazed with the design of nature. Resources in nature are limited. Resources are used and re-used. And that’s why this system has gone on and on, for crores of years. Processes in […]

Let’s mulch, let’s conserve water and let’s build our soils

Come winter, and falling leaves is a big headache for majority of city dwellers. What If I say, after reading this blog, you will be glad to have all those dry leaves around? Yes, no kidding. I can do that 😊 Stay with me, and I will convince you. What is mulching? Mulching is layer […]

Let’s mulch

In this week’s blog, we discuss in detail, most-nature-friendly way of utilizing dry leaves. It is the easiest and yet much ignored way. If you have garden, large trees, then mulching means almost doing nothing. It is the dream, isn’t it? Wish to manage dry leaves with mulching? simply do nothing. Yes, enough with the […]

Not a single dry leaf from this society is burnt or thrown away, visit 1

Buena Monte Society, Pashan road, Pune From November to April, management of dry leaves is one of the major concerns for people. Especially for the societies with a lot of trees, it becomes a nightmare. Currently, we are discussing various composting methods in the weekly blogs. In last 3 weeks blogs, we discussed creation of […]

How to build a dry leaf composter, Part 3

How to build a dry leaf composter, part 3 Method contributed by Kirti Bhave, Pune. Introduction part is a continuation of the two past weeks’ blogs. If you have already read them, if you are already convinced that you should go for composting, then feel free to skip this part. Directly go to “Let’s build […]

How to build a leaf composter, Part 2

Introduction part is a continuation of the last week’s blog. If you have already read it, if you are already convinced that you should go for composting, then feel free to skip this part. Directly go to “Let’s build the composter” part. If you haven’t read last week’s blog, and want me to convince you […]

Is it laziness? Oh, no it is benign neglect!!

You have a tree in your backyard. It provides soothing shade in summer, hosts various birds. You see squirrels running about its branches. It shelters so many kinds of insects. It is immense pleasure to look at. This patch of green is your oasis in the amidst the concrete jungle. Come November, and this bliss […]

Gardens without soil, Why and How

We hear this word “Soil-less Garden” from time to time. It is a relatively new concept born in urban landscapes. Cities are the center of commerce, huge infrastructure. Due to this very reason, people come to cities for employment opportunities. Eventually all cities hit the limit to growth. It is not possible to grow horizontally […]

Why this membership website

Brown Leaf came into being in February 2016. Around same time, I created this website, www.brownleaf.org. Now after two and half years, why am I exploring this option of membership website? First, what exactly is membership website? It is like subscribing to a magazine. One pays annual subscription and receives regular issue. Issue could be […]

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