MausamChowk: a set of local weather stations that help you decide where to go

September 27, 2008 3 comments

SMS a query to a local weather station. Receive a reply with the temperature, humidity and noise levels of the spae. Decide if you want to go there or someone else.

Maybe a good place for a quiet evening is

CANOPY: temporary roofs for tea-shops

September 26, 2008 No comments yet

Often it is just a question of putting one up.
But after it is stretched a claim is made.
And accepted.
A claim to shade. A livelihood. Space on the street. Protection from rain.

And then in some months, it …

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 6

September 19, 2008 No comments yet

Day 6: responsibility of continued care and documentation of the farms, plans for next time, sharing contact details, feedback, plans/ideas

We talked about how each child will care about his plants, tried to gather some feedback about the process …

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 5

September 17, 2008 No comments yet

Day 5: containers (all kinds… bought from a flea market), sow seeds, audio blog activities, work on the “public fruit map” @ googlemaps

From a nearby flea market I managed to get some petis (wooden cartons used for transporting …

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 4

September 17, 2008 No comments yet

Day 4: prepared more soil, invite a gardener to visit, sow seeds in baskets + pots, post the group’s experience on the audio blog, talk about the “public fruit map (delhi).”

From the nearby Qutub nursery, I requested the head …

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 2 and 3

September 14, 2008 No comments yet

Day 2: a simple discussion on nutrition, diet and vegetables. in simple flower-pots we sowed chilli, radish and spinach seeds.

Day 3: get baskets, setup baskets, get containers made, talk to neighborhood gardeners, put audio recordings on the Internet

Read …

Mitti Chakkar

September 5, 2008 No comments yet

Mitti Chakkar (Hindi), Soil circle (English), exploring urban soil ecology

An effort to sample/archive soil from public spaces around Delhi, grow mustard plants (sarson) in it. Sarson acts as a phytoremediation agent and cleans the soil of toxins …