Programme on gardening held

Published: 01st December 2012 11:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st December 2012 11:08 AM   |  A+A-


A one-day programme on ‘Landscaping Garden’ organised by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Information and Training Centre (TNAUI&TC), was held here on Thursday.

Started in May 2000, the centre’s main aim is to spread awareness about plants. That apart, the centre also distributes plants, seeds and manure to the farming community and also provides local farmers with consultancy services.

It has more than 21 training programmes such as kitchen gardening, roof gardening, bonsai making, and chocolate making among others. It provides training to homemakers, school or college dropouts and the elderly. Candidates from different walks of life took part in Thursday’s training programme.

“For some, it is a hobby and for others, a training to start their new business ventures. For elders, when they begin applying the knowledge obtained from this training, things become a simple physical exercise. While housewives feel it is a way to get organic farm products,” said Santhi Balasubramanian, Professor and Head, TNAUI & TC.

Speaking to City Express, she said, “We conduct such training programmes every week. The timings are usually between 9 am and  5 pm and we charge Rs 400 per programme. The certificates provided by us will help people get bank loans for their business.”

The next training programme on ‘Preparation of Bakery Products’ is scheduled for December 6. For details, call 26263484.

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