Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Name: Sudha Pai
Date of birth: 12th Dec 1935
I was born and brought up in Kerala and had my education also there. Kerala being a beautiful land with water, lush green paddy fields and coconut palms, fascinated me right from childhood to become a friend of nature.
After my marriage at a very young age, I had to leave Kerala with my husband who was working in the National Defence Academy in Pune. There we were provided with spacious accommodation with a large garden area. Here I could fulfill my ambition to have big gardens.
This also gave me very good experience with different aspects of gardening.
However, my passion for gardening continued even after my husband retired from the N D A.. We had to move to different urban localities in Poona. Unlike in the N D A, the areas in Pune had many problems of which the worst was the accumulation and dispersal of garbage. The situation was very depressing. Only way I could express my concern was by writing about it and giving practical solutions to others by which all of us can make good use of our wet garbage. I therefore decided to find ways and means to deal with my own household waste by using different methods and sharing this experience with others.
I have taken this as a mission in my life and going ahead with positive hopes to take this movement forward. I may add that a slogan like “my garbage is my responsibility“ should be widely disseminated.
Don't hesitate to post comments or queries!
My garden can be visited at - http://picasaweb.google.com/sudhaspai/PaiAuntieSGarden
Sudha S Pai