Can you create functional, green spaces in a crowded city like Mumbai ? ‘Fresh and Local’ is an initiative to transform underused spaces into productive, community areas through urban farming. It aims to inspire city residents to make the most use of the spaces that surround them to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables. Not only can urban farming improve the environment, but also the health of the city residents.
Kush decides to write a letter to the Editor of a National Daily to raise public awareness about using the space around them for productive community areas. Use your ideas and ideas from the unit ‘Environment’ to write the letter in about 120-150 words. (Board Term-12013, Set 5007) (5 marks)
19 Model Town,Thane
Date -14th May, 2017 .
The Times of India
Subject: Steps to Improve Environment
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the general public towards the underused spaces in crowded cities like Mumbai. These spaces can be best used by taking some initiative to make them green. We can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs which will help in the improvement of environment as well as the health of the City residents. Urban farming should not be taken as a Herculean task. It is only a matter of effort taken to’transform these areas/spaces into productive, community area. Thus, people will be able to breathe and live in pollution free environment which is good for the health. Conservation of soil and more of greenery will be an added advantage.
I hope, people will become aware of these underused spaces and take some action after reading this letter of mine.