Gardeners would be the envy of many in the post-independent-house era. In these
times when owning anything other than an apartment means that you are either a
Big Man or are living on the outskirts (or are maybe a slum-dweller), gardening
is a luxury affordable nearly exclusively to gardeners, and is no longer a feasible
post-retirement option. So here's a place you might have been at if this were
even 20 years ago.
The Department of Horticulture is organizing its fourth "Nursery Mela", for a 5-day period. The mela is organized to provide a platform for interaction among nurserymen, horticulturists, gardeners and farmers.
About 75 stalls from Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Goa and Andhra
Pradesh will have on display about 1,000 varieties of plants. Irrigation systems,
greenhouses and accessories, bio-fertilizers, garden tools and accessories, seeds,
pesticides and tissue culture plants will be exhibited. Several new plants including
Vaalujadalu and violet Alendas raised by a West Godavari district farmer
will also be displayed in this mela for the first time.
On the 18th, a seminar on "Nursery Technology For A Clean And Green 21st Century",
jointly organized by the state and the central governments, will take place. Please
contact the Department of Horticulture at 329-9779 for further details.