Greener Homes, Greener Lives
Gardening has always been part of the 'Dream Life', the dream that included a small back yard with a flower bed and a vegetable patch and a lush lawn between the two. For a long time, the dream was a reality for a number of us city dwellers, but as our city has grown this dream has taken the backseat.
In our quest to make this city grow, we've encroached on all available open spaces and with this, the back yards were the first to go. The next domino to topple over were the gardens and then the parks, walking tracks and soon the play grounds were soon to follow. Today open spaces are either a luxury shared by a privileged few or a bane when used as a make shift dumping ground.
With all this shortage of space, gardening has never been upgraded to our 21st-century lifestyle, something that Julius Rego has been working towards. So in order to combat this shortage of space, Julius has asked us to redefine what we consider to be "Space", urging us to let go of our preconceptions and adapting this term just like our life styles have adapted to the mayhem and chaos that city life has become. Space 2.0, according to Julius is your windowsill, your dining table and The blank wall no one seems to find the purpose of. Once you've zeroed in on your space the rest is merely a question of trial and error and most importantly practice.
Another major stumbling block faced by windowsill gardeners is the failing soil health. Julius being an avid windowsill gardener himself provided a solution that not only was beneficial to your plant but as well as your pocket in the long run. Details of which can be found on the PDF link How to Maintain Your Soil.
All in all, Julius, along with opening our eyes to this new novel method of gardening also helped dispel some common myths associated with the practice (Windowsill Gardening - Myth Busting ). All of this went a long way with our audience, who all went home with the promise to greenify their homes and save the environment, reducing the grocery bill while at it.