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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 ...
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A Glimpse of Member Only Content

A Veggie Tale: Inculcating love and sensitivity towards nature at young age

Medha Tengshe, Aarohi Society, Pune House with a beautiful garden, birds chirping, kids playing around; that was the picture in most of the cities and towns during 70’s. Then cities started growing at unprecedented rate. Commerce, industries concentrated in urban areas. People moved to the cities for employment opportunities. Eventually, ...
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How to Create Terrace Garden Without Soil, Garden Visit 3

Suchitra and Shirish Diwan Income Tax Lane, Pune Mr. and Mrs. Diwan reside in a lush green locality in Pune city. They have developed a beautiful terrace garden. Thankfully for them, their close family occupies the whole building; so, they did not face challenge of opposition from neighbors. Of course, ...
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How to Create Terrace Garden Without Soil, Garden Visit 2

Kirti Bhave, Prabhat Road, Pune Meet Kirti Bhave, a passionate gardener, mother of two energetic kids. It is not possible to make terrace garden on her apartment building. Hence, Kirti has set up her garden on the terrace in her mother’s building, who stays 4-5 buildings away. This is the ...
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How to Create Terrace Garden Without Soil, Garden Visit 1

Sejal Sheth, Shaniwar Peth, Pune Profession: Dentist Today, let’s visit, Shaniwar Peth, a densely populated neighborhood in Pune city. This area has history of more than 300 years. Many heritage structures and memories of old Pune can be found here. Eventually the old residential buildings, called “wada” made way to ...
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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 ...
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Why there is waste in our cities and how we can eliminate it

Why there is “waste” where humans live and how we can eliminate it Earth is much older than us. Any river in India is a few lac years old, if not crore. They have been here even before humans walked this earth. For most part of our existence on earth, ...
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