#GoodNews: How a Gurugram Woman is Helping Others go Organic
A Gurugram-based advertising executive has not only turned fallow land into a garden with edible plants, but is also helping others go organic.
Sangita Wahi Mohin, through her forum Green Street, has been successfully spreading awareness on how we can nurture our gardens without artificial fertilisers and pesticides.
Sangita’s own efforts gave a fillip to Green Street, where more than 200 gardeners actively share tips and tricks to increase green-spaces in our cities.
Besides exchanging their gardening expertise, the members of this community also share kitchen secrets. Sangita believes in edimental gardening that gives prominence to edible plants and flowers.
“Who needs special ornamentals when your driveway is lined with Chinese orange or lettuce beds?” Sangita told The Hindu.“Once you’re bent on finding edibles in your garden, you’ll discover ornamentals that are edible too... Begonias, daisies and rose petals too can be added to salads. I even consume vinca leaves and flowers to keep a check on my thyroid,” she added.
Sangita has been an environmental activist and, along with other activists, even convinced Haldiram's in Gurugram to not use plastic while serving food.
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