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Urban garden at Hanwella school

2 September, 2018
The urban garden being prepared by volunteers
The urban garden being prepared by volunteers

An urban garden that will provide nourishment while nurturing the environment is taking shape at a school in Hanwella with support from Teejay Lanka PLC, under the company’s flagship environmental project ‘Mihikathata Adaren’ (‘To Earth with Love’) with the help of volunteers of Blue Marble 6.0 representing AISEC Kandy.

One of the region’s largest textile manufacturers, Teejay has extended this initiative to the Rajasinghe Central College, to cultivate food crops for the consumption of its students.

The 50-perch garden will have approximately 200 vegetable plants and 30 fruit trees provided by Teejay, which has also undertaken to support the project with funding. Once the garden is productive, its yield would be enjoyed by about 50 students resident in the school’s hostel, the company said.

Employees of Teejay Lanka will work with the school’s students, parents, and teachers to create and sustain the garden.

The company has also pledged to monitor progress and provide required additional support throughout its first year. Guidance is to be provided by the Department of Agriculture on urban agricultural techniques that will benefit the garden.

Blue Marble 6.0 is the summer initiative of AISEC Kandy, launched with the vision of increasing awareness on environmental conservation. AISEC is a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).