#GoodNews: How a Gurugram Woman is Helping Others go Organic
A gardening collective is working towards turning uncultivated lands into community gardens.
A gardening collective is working towards turning uncultivated lands into community gardens.(Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Green Street)

#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 heads Green Street, an online community of gardeners and gardening enthusiasts all over the country. On their Facebook group, Green Street says it aims to create community gardens by “bringing organic, healthy environment in urban areas.”

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.

Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Sangita Wahi Mohin)

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.

(With inputs from The Hindu and The Better India)

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