“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 5

Day 5: containers (all kinds… bought from a flea market), sow seeds, audio blog activities, work on the “public fruit map” @ google maps From a nearby flea market, I managed to get some petis (wooden cartons used for transporting and storing fruits and vegetables. With a few modifications, the petis were usable as containers […]

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 4

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 gardener, Ram Shankar, to come over to the shelter and demonstrate and explain to us […]

“invisible farm @ jamghat,” day 2 and 3

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, set up baskets, get containers made, talk to neighbourhood gardeners, put audio recordings on the Internet

Mitti Chakkar

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 like Lead by storing it in its cells instead. I will post some sketches from my notebook […]

At Urban Typhoon Koliwada (March 16-22)

Zack and me will be at the Urban Typhoon workshop in Dharavi, Mumbai till the 22nd of March. The Urban Typhoon workshop is being organized to “brainstorm on the present and future of Koliwada, Dharavi, at a time when the city’s players are planning a massive transformation of the entire neighbourhood. [It] is a global […]