The Jakkur Community Gardens project aimed to contribute to livelihoods as well as biodiversity around Jakkur lake through growing vegetables and a forest garden.

Kiri and her team from Ananas are trained permaculturists and aim to contribute to livelihoods as well as biodiversity around Jakkur lake through growing vegetables and a forest garden. A vegetable garden was laid out and local stakeholders like fishermen, residents and local users of the lake are trained to maintain it. In return they get to keep the produce. Yummy! The forest garden will eventually take care of itself and increase the living space for all the birds and critters around.

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By Kiri Meili, Ananas and Dr. Annapurna Kamath, Jala Poshan Trust

Project Start Date: April 2019

Contact: Ananas: info@ananas.design, JaLaPoshan Trust: jalaposhan@gmail.com

Status report & updates:

A vegetable garden was laid out and local stakeholders like fishermen, residents and local users of the lake trained to maintain it in return for the produce.The forest garden will eventually take care of itself and in-crease the living space for all the birds and critters around.The trees, shrubs and vegetables have all done well in the forest garden, earth garden and water garden including the guild near the fisherman’s house. There is now a gathering area and two benches for talks and re-laxation. Most of the monthly volunteer days always attract between15 and 30 volunteers.

This project has concluded. However the volunteer days will restart shortly. You can reach out at the above email id to get the details.