At Bengaluru, GCF started organizing the event ‘OFYT-Oota from your Thota’ (Food from your garden) since 2011 with a purpose to promote Organic Urban Farming/Organic Terrace Gardening among urban dwellers, making available all gardening related materials in one place along with knowhow. The event is also to expose the urbanites to different enterprises related to organic urban farming. The event will have demonstrations/discussions and exhibitions on organic urban farming, inputs and products/foods.
My Dream Garden is thankful to Garden City Farmers, for the opportunity to execute 28 th event edition of OFYT.
It was a proud moment for the team “My dream Garden” to introduce new concepts of workshops for the benefits of thousands of urbanite gardeners who are interested in
- Balcony Gardening Workshop
- Grafting Workshops
- Bonsai Gardening Workshops
- Indoor Gardening Workshops
- Vertical Gardening Workshops
- Herbal & Medicinal Gardening
Along with regular “Organic #Terrace Gardening Workshops”
We also introduced several competitions like Vegetable identification, Fancy Dress Competitions, Best Terrace Garden, Best Balcony Garden, Best Composting Practitioner, Best Community Garden etc…
OFYT 2018 Event
The event is attended by Horticulture Minister, Sowmya Reddy respected MLA Jayanagar, Sharmila Social Activist, Mr. Gangappa Hombal, Sri Alladi Mahadevan of “Grow Your Own Food”, Dr. B N Vishwanath, Smt. Vani Murty,
The event was well promoted across all platforms which created huge awareness on the urban gardening more than 15000 people visited the event which had 70+ vendors for gardening related materials.
Urbanites are more informed, educated and understand the basic problems better. However, there is always a lack of motivation to take up simple activities like waste segregation, recycling through composting, rain water harvesting and use, safe grey water practices, vegetable gardening and so on.