In the era of dwindling green cover, a family from Mysuru is working to retain green space amidst the concrete jungle. The family of CS Sudarshana, the principal of Pramati Hill View Academy in Mysuru, is growing some greenery on the terrace of their house, which they feel, is a pleasurable and rewarding job.
The four-member family, who has an immense passion for gardening, gives a great value to nature and is conserving greens on their terrace. Hundreds of flowering and vegetable plants, including tomatoes, green beans, brinjal, ridge gourd, coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves, hibiscus, jasmine, different varieties of roses, Brahma Kamala, Chrysanthemum, Sugandha Raja and Amrithaballi are arranged in neat rows — some in pots, a few in milk trays, plastic containers and grow bags.
Sudarshana says gardening is another exercise which keeps all of us involved and has great benefits. “We started the rooftop garden close to five years now after moving in to this house. The department of horticulture conducted a programme and they distributed some pots and saplings as a part of it. We started to nurture them in the pots first and then, we made use of the 25-litre plastic container to grow the plants."