Project Kalpavriksh Society
Promoting Organic Roof-top Farming in Bangalore through advocacy, professional development & celebration of yields for environmental & health benefits
The food we eat today are derived out of non-organic means i.e. they are treated with pesticides, herbicides, hormones, anti-biotics, preservatives and sometimes radiation thus creating severe negative effects on our health including neurotoxicity, disruption of the endocrine system, carcinogenicity and immune system suppression. The alternative organic foods are approximately 40% more expensive than conventional food.
Our programs will emphasize on harnessing all the potential benefits of Organic Roof-top Farming.
With aid from our field experts, we will adopt innovative approaches for integrating roof-top farms with other green building services to reduce or eliminate energy inputs from unsustainable sources and enhance economic and health performance.
We will also incorporate new concepts like intake air cooling, photo-voltaics, air freshening, bio-energy production, moderation of heat loss and gain mechanisms through the building envelope on Organic Roof-top Farming.
Organic roof-top farming is the need of the hour because it ensures rainwater management, food security, cleans up local rivers, reduces the urban heat island, saves energy and provides green jobs.
The ecological benefits include improved micro-climate, rain water management, binding of dust and toxin particles, enhanced noise protection, provision of natural bio-diverse habitats and additional space on the ground.