As a part of the ongoing Negotiating Food/Community Urban Farming project Khoj presents an afternoon of workshops, demonstrations and conversations surrounding the food we consume from seeds to waste. The afternoon will include a walking tour of Khirkee’s sites of urban farming, a presentation on composting, an organic seed sale stall and more!Participants in this project include Aastha Chauhan, Kush Sethi, Srishti Lakhera, Ita Mehrotra, Shraddha Solanki and Asim Waqif.About the project:Top soil is continuously displaced in urbanisation as is our relationship with the growth of plants. Through explorations in digging, sowing, alternative composting and the reaping of organic plants at Khoj and across other community sites in Khirkee, we reopen these growing disconnects with a hope to rejuvenate them.In the first phase, Ita and Srishti worked with the Khamba composting unit at 3 windows cafe, Khoj is now in the process of initiating a composting unit at a public park in Khirkee. They have also grown a set of edible organic plants whose seeds were sourced from the Save the Seeds campaign and Vividhara. The saplings are to be distributed within different homes in Khirkee to establish a network of organic planting within the area.Kush and Shraddha have engaged with communities in Khirkee and Hauz Rani to build a network of stakeholders for urban farming, residents stepped forward to grow, water and take care of the plants in the community park and in their homes. The seeds sourced were distributed as well as sowed on the Khoj terrace.

Asim is growing creepers that are scheduled to make a long journey from the KHOJ Studio terrace to the derelict building across the street eventually providing shade, colour and fragrance to the neighbourhood. This project is set to take some time: for instant gratification join us for target practice and seed bombing.

To read more about the ongoing program at Khoj please visit:   Urban-farming