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From India: An Urban Gardening Model That Could Help Keep Cities Cool – May 14, 2014

The Living Greens project shows that simple ideas can bring big change

My grandmother has two passions — reading and gardening. At one point, we had over six different varieties of tress in our house and our corridor stood lined up with plants. Not that we had a big house. It was less than 3,000 square feet, but thanks to my grandmother, our house was green and beautiful. I was a very inquisitive child. I remember asking my grandmother for the names of every plant we had and the flowers that bloomed from them. One of the trees with tiny white flowers was my favorite. At the onset of dawn, dozens of sparrows congregated at this tree in our courtyard and would wake us up.… more

by: Ritu Bhradwaj

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