15 03 2012
Calling all environmentally conscious people in Karachi to an evening of casual, friendly social gathering of like-minded people at T2F (The Second Floor) to share ideas about sustainability and green living.
Every month, people who are interested and work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. The idea is to bring them together once a month and enable them to start sharing perspectives on some of the most pressing issues of the day. But Green Drinks is not just an event for knowledge sharing; it’s an opportunity to engage with people and make contacts, it’s a community to get inspiration and enthusiasm from, and it’s a collaborative effort that aspire change.
If you are interested or simply have a curiosity about environmental issues (energy, climate change, sustainability, green economy), then please come to our monthly Green Drinks gathering in Karachi at T2F.
Details about the next Green Drinks session:
Date & Time: March 21, 2012 at 06:30 PM onwards
Venue: T2F (The Second Floor), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA
Why: To learn, network, make contacts, and have fun.
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11 08 2011
Its dark and silent outside. I have got my bombs ready and I know exactly where to attack.
When I was watching clouds cover the sky yesterday, I knew its going to rain hard soon which means free watering system all over the city. If only I could spread the seeds all around and make those ugly empty plots look greener.
I remembered, I saw a tutorial to make seed bombs at a guerrilla gardening website. I had everything with me so I started making my seed bombs!
Make your own seed bomb:
You will need:
Clay soil ( potter’s powder ) – 5 parts
Compost – 1 part
Seeds -1 part
some water to bind
‘What to do next?
Simply mix everything together and keep the mixture easy to mold. Make 1 inch balls out of it. Keep it aside and let it dry for a day or two.
Which seeds to use?
I made mine using Spinach seeds. I know they grow fast and add so much color. You can use any easy to grow vegetable or herb seeds or any seasonal flower.
Where to attack?
Once you have got the seed bombs ready, simply go out for a walk and place some on the empty plots, barren roundabouts or any place that needs little greenery.
What ever place you chose, make sure you are not intruding into people’s privacy. I live on the 7th floor. At least 3 empty plots are easy to target from my lobby !
I am not sure what will happen to them when there is no rain to water them. But I hope that during these few weeks of monsoon, people will notice them and start taking care of them. Many people who will pass by can get inspired. Or I can simply water them once a week!
Clouds are getting darker and the silence tells me that its going to rain hard soon. I have got my bombs ready and now I am going to bomb my neighborhood!
So why don’t you join me ! Lets drop our seed bombs onto the barren lands near us and let the rains do the rest!