August 5th,2017 Leave Comment
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CASE
When you hear Priti Rao talk about growing her own vegetables, composting, making her own citrusy bio-enzymes to keep things clean at home, making her own moisturising creams, reducing her home’s water consumption by half, not throwing away any trash from the house except once in about 20 days, baking biscuits so she won’t be left with biscuit wrappers from store-bought ones, you would think she lives on some other planet. But no, she lives in our very own Bengaluru’s Banashankari.
What started as an experiment in her home about four years ago, has now grown a little wider to include adults and children who also want to learn about these things. Soil And Soul is Priti’s initiative that hopes to get people to understand and be involved in their own homes, apartments, communities and neighbourhoods about how they can reduce waste, grow and use products of local plants, reduce their carbon footprint in their own small way, conserve water and so on. In her eyes, all these are interlinked.
REQUIREMENT THEY REACHED OUT WITH
Priti reached out to us to get a biogas installed at her home. This would run on kitchen waste and parthenium because she was looking to find an eco-friendly solution for their disposal.
HOW PROBLEM WAS ADDRESSED
Synod set up a small home biogas unit for Priti to take care of her needs. She uses it to recycle all kinds of food and home waste, using the biogas well for cooking purposes. The waste slurry has been a very efficient manure for her roof top garden and she’s grown different kinds of vegetables and flowering plants with it. Infact 50% of her home’s food needs come from her rooftop garden.
QUOTE/REVIEW OF CLIENT
It is so wonderful to use Synod’s biogas unit and watch it convert waste into something that can be reused. As a passionate composter with a green thumb, gardening is one way to de-stress as well as helps me grow food for my family. When I started ‘Soil and Soul’ it was with the purpose of taking gardening to every home in Bangalore. I just want to share my passions and experiences, to open minds, hearts and souls to this beautiful natural world.
EMBED YOUTUBE LINK- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1e5K4xPLRY