This is the third year of The Learning Garden Program at the Haq Foundation School. Each year we enroll around 100 students from different grades to participate in the year long program in which is based on the Green Curriculum developed by Zahra Ali.
A gardening workshop focuses on importance of bees in our ecosystem. Lets grow seasonal flowers and plants that attract bees and butterflies while they provide shelter and food to these friendly insects. If we are lucky, we will we be able to observe life cycle of a butterfly later!
Brightly colored peppers, juicy tomatoes and some super fragrant Basil, is all that you need to grow your own pizza! Grades: 6-10 Number of Participants : 10-30 Duration: 1 hour Number of Sessions: 4 Fee: Rs 2500/ session ( you may chose the number of sessions) Description: Session 1: (multimedia) Our food travels more than we do and all key ingredients that goes into making a commercially available pizza are imported. Students learn about food miles, what goes into their favorite pizza, how are they grown and where
Once you have decided which crops and flowers you want in your garden this fall, get ready to plant some seeds for your winter garden. When to sow seeds? For a winter harvest, sow your seeds as soon as fall begins. For people living in Karachi and Lahore the last week of September and beginning of October is ideal. Read your seed packs to find out more about the temperatures required for the germination of seeds. Most vegetables will be ready to be
Guilty of overindulging in bottled water? You’re certainly not the only one. The number of “health-conscious” people in Pakistan, who carry their bottles of mineral water while rushing off to work, sauntering in parks and shopping at malls, is on the rise. Bottled water is now ubiquitous in Pakistan — not only is it on the checklist of essentials of most people; it’s also served during conferences and business meetings. And there are figures to prove its rampant consumption. The
The healthiest food is found closest to its source, so why not bring the source home? Whether you have a sprawling garden or a tiny balcony, here’s how you can grow your own greens. Have you ever asked yourself where your food comes from? Most of the vegetables, herbs and fruits that you consume on a daily basis are grown outside our cities on farms and fields. Tons of chemical pesticides are regularly sprayed on these vegetables to prevent any crop loss
With its extreme heat and drought-like conditions, Karachi has begun to raise an alarm: this is what global warming looks like and it now knocks on our doorstep. “Karachi has been recognised as a maritime desert,” explains Rafiul Haq, an ecologist by profession and founder member of Coastal Restoration Alliance for Biodiversity (CARB). “It is located in a subtropical arid zone with an average rainfall of less than 220 mm/year. Such fragile climatic conditions are sensitive to any change.” Extreme weather conditions