The Butterflies in My Garden

Garden is not just plants. It is sum total of much more than what our eyes can see. Garden is ...
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How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Brown Leaf is the forum for eco-friendly management of dry leaves. Mulching, composting and gardening are our focus areas. Why, ...
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My Terrace Gardening Experience

Covid 19 disrupted our life as never before. Everything happened quickly, with no time to analyse, plan. All one had ...
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Vermi-composting: An amazing step by step guide for the beginners

All one needs is first successful compost. Once that is achieved, journey is easy. Many people give up before that ...
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My Green Corner

'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing ...
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Terrace garden – Upcycling wet waste

Does waste exist? Mostly in our mind. Yes, think about it. Waste is waste only if we think it is ...
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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 ...
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Why Dry Leaves is a huge challenge

We know dry leaves is a huge challenge. But why exactly trees shed leaves? What must be the reason? Let's ...
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What Happens in Nature

What happens in nature Have you been to any forest area? Area where there is no human interference? Whatever leaves ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Let’s talk Gardening!

Municipal waste is the challenge across all cities in India, if not the world. Why there is no concept of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to create terrace garden without soil, Part 5

Amod Rahalkar, Pune It is Sadashiv peth, part of old city of Pune. Peth means sector. It was created in ...
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How to use dry leaves? DONATE

For dry leaves, mulching and composting are two best strategies. For details please visit.. Here is a brief about both… ...
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How to use dry leaves? COMPOST

In nature, processes are cyclic. Means there is no end to it. Output of one systems serves as input to ...
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How to use dry leaves? MULCH

Mulching is the process by which we mimic what happens in the natural landscape. What happens in the natural landscape? ...
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Why we should not burn dry leaves

November arrives, and we see dry leaves falling from the trees. They are just everywhere. Streets, footpaths, gardens, society premises, ...
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Why leaves shed by tree are not green?

Around November, leaf fall starts. There are piles of leaves everywhere, on the roadside, on the roofs, in the society ...
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Why exactly do leaves fall

Rains are over. There is a slight chill in the atmosphere. Winter is just around the corner. Soon, sweaters, scarves, ...
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