GAP is piloting an urban farming project in Sector 10A in Gurgaon with the aim to engage community with farming in park spaces and give access to fresh healthy organically grown vegetables. The larger public purpose is to lead cities to a balanced holistic living making agriculture coexist with urban lifestyles.
A part of a large park in Sector 10A is being prepared for vegetable cultivation as a pilot project. This sector has over 32 parks which add up to considerable maintenance expense and therefore many are in a state of neglect. The pilot project is an experiment to. A composting pit has been constructed and a group of residents has been mobilised to take over composting, sowing and maintenance tasks for the vegetable patch. With over 32 parks, this sector faces huge resource expenses for maintenance and gardeners. GAP, therefore, opted to try out this experiment to make 10 parks into farms with walking and sitting spaces intact, and lined with trees. A plan is under consideration for a small cow shelter “gaushala”.
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