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    While farming can seem remote to most city dwellers, the Garden City Farmers Trust aims to change just that. Founded in 2011, they promote a�?urban farminga�� encouraging busy Bangaloreans to set up a garden on their balcony or terrace. Their Oota From Your Thota fair brings together everything you could need to begin.
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    a�?In urban spaces, ita��s important to give people practical ways to grow their own food,a�? begins event organiser Rajendra Hegde. To that end, at the fair, you can purchase organic seeds and compost, as well as eco-friendly pest solutions and growing containers. There are also two free workshops, run by organic terrace gardening pioneer BN Viswanath. a�?Wea��ll spend time explaining why ita��s important to grow your own vegetables, before getting down to the practicalities,a�? elaborates Viswanath, adding, a�?While 100 a�� 250 square feet is enough to grow vegetables for a family of four, wea��ll also cover ways you can manage with less space,a�?
    If youa��re daunted by the prospect of getting your hands dirty, then there are also stalls from organic producers citywide. Aside from fresh veggies, you can sample the sweet treats from Taantra cakes, get some kitchen staples from Buffalo Back, or pick up bathroom essentials from Organiq Soaps.
    Free event. February 1, 10 am a�� 5 pm. At UAS Alumni Association, Hebbal. Details: 23410754
    a��Maegan Dobson Sippy


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