Back in 2014, I was visiting Iraq and saw a mystical olive tree growing in Karbala and wished I could take one back to Karachi. Our hotel manager, Hummam, was the only local who could speak and understand English. Hummam was a third year student at a university in Mosul and one of the lucky residents who managed to escape from there when ISIS took over. I asked this kid to guide me to nurseries where I can get olive tree from.

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Wooden planters are not only incredibly simple, attractive and effective way of gardening but they also offer pleasures of urban farming when used as vegetable planters. Here is how you can make your own. Wooden boxes can be as small as a square foot deep and wide or as large as you can manage. But the most suitable size for growing a good number of vegetable plants is 2 *4 *2 feet.  In this space you can grow any vegetable or herb that

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Picking up golden colored vegetables from the garden feels like harvesting my very own sunshine. Happiness, joy, cheerfulness and brightness fills my heart when I see the color yellow in my garden. Its warmth can turn any dull moment in to a vibrant one. Although, nature produces a diverse range of food for us but, unfortunately, we are familiar with so little. This month I am harvesting loads of home-grown organic vegetables and herbs and I started noticing that my own small rooftop

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