Students trained in roof gardening

Published: 27th July 2013 12:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2013 12:31 PM   |  A+A-

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Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College conducted a training programme on Roof Gardening with the support of Tamilnadu Agricultural University Information and training Centre (TNAUI&TC), recently.

This training programme helped the students improve their gardening skills. With urbanisation and reduction in the availability of land for gardening, people have to understand the need for effective utilisation of space which was one of the motives of this training programme.

Students were able to connect what they had studied in Botany classes with an actual field experience, which helped them to appreciate the academic knowledge they had received initially. They learned about various methods of cultivation, how to choose the right variety, right season, pest control through eco-friendly practices, weed control methods, maintenance, pest and disease management in a live atmosphere, in the roof garden maintained by the centre. Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College is one of the very few Colleges selected by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India for support under DBT STAR College Scheme for strengthening life science and biotechnology education and training at undergraduate level, during 2013-16.

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