In order to promote home gardening in the city, which is becoming highly congested , the Horticulture Deparment organised an awareness meeting at Singaram Pillai Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Villivakkam, on March 9.
N.K. Kailash, correspondent , inaugurated the meeting. In his address he stressed the importance of roof gardening by growing vegetables and ornamental plants in every home.
A team of experts from the Horticulture Department including Navaneetha Kannan, Assistant Director Horticulture (Training), Madhavaram, Horticulture Officer S. Poongothai and Assistant Agriculture officers N. Annamalai, R Sellan and Mohanakumar offered technical advice to the participants.
A display of vegetable seeds and organic manure like vermicompost and neem cake were put up for sale. Hand books pertaining to maintenance of vegetable gardening were distributed to the participants.
P. Ramanujam, president, Villivakkam Exnora, and K. Ramadoss, president, North Chennai District Exnora, also participated.
A team of experts from the Horticulture Department offered technical advice to the participants.