Sunday, July 12, 2020

The wetlands of Sunderbans

Sunderbans Wetlands

Cruising in the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, before COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan struck!

Four of us in our team consider that we were lucky to do this cruise in February 2020.

Here are the links which you can click to watch our impressions from the cruise.

Sunderbans - Cyclone Amphan has passed, A video Essay by IndianWildlifeClub

Sunderbans Cruise -Day 1 with Team IndianWildlifeClub

Sundarbans Cruise - Day 2 in West Bengal's World Heritage Wetland Site

Wildlife of Sunderban Wetlands, West Bengal - Cruise Day 3

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Gardeners Report high levels of happiness-Princeton Study

Gardeners also report high levels of meaningfulness, especially for vegetable gardening

Ornamental gardening less so
Female and low- income gardeners, who often have a hard lot in life, reported high emotional well-being
Solo gardeners were just as happy as those with buddies

A study by Princeton notes that home gardening "is largely overlooked by policymakers".

As cities seek to become more livable and environment-friendly, activities like urban gardening (household and  
community-gardening) are receiving much attention.

Home gardening contributes to a livable city and quality food initiatives.

Here is a link to that Princeton Study
Is gardening associated with greater happiness of urban residents? A multi-activity, dynamic assessment in the Twin-Cities region, USA

Landscape and Urban Planning
Volume 198, June 2020, 103776

In India, trees and plants have been symbols of spirituality for ages

Paarijaat or Harshingar Hug this tree when tired, your tiredness will vanish!

Nakshatra Garden is an astro-themed garden, which has a large variety of plants and trees linked to zodiac signs. 
Every starcombination  has a symbolic tree or plant that defines its connection with eternal nature.

Here is a case where five acres of land have been donated to a monastery.

Green house for vegetables in an urban household

A community garden in a condominium

Plants can be our best bet to beat air pollution too!

Ecological services of gardening is yet to be acknowledged!!!

The nakshatra garden was shot at Chandigarh City Forest.

Related videos to this video can be watched at the following links

Garden for the garden less in Gurugram

Garden for the Garden -less, LONDON

NOIDA Flower show-Snippets on co-operative farming, water gardening and butterfly gardening

Pradooshan (pollution) Se Kaise Bache??

Black Gold -Composting of Kitchen waste at home for creating organic manure for your plants