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Linking Education and Farming “LEAF”


Dr. Anu Vinod Ranade
Department of Basic Medical Sciences - College of Medicine
Leader of LEAF (Linking Education And Farming) Sustainability Circle


1. Develop a strategy to fabricate our own soil using biodegradable kitchen waste such as vegetable peels and waste coffee grounds generated by the community living within the UOS campus (mainly targeting the houses and the restaurants). This can both reduce the amount of waste entering the landfill and preserve / enhance UAE’s soil health for future generation.

2. Recycling the paper cups, yogurt buckets, disposed wooden boxes and planks that ends up in the landfill to make your own soil and grow organic vegetables thereby building a vibrant, sustainable environment.

3. Create awareness among people about low cost community gardening in the terrace/balcony (with the consent of the municipality) of their apartment through social media/workshops/radio channels etc. and encourage them to develop community gardens that might also help in establishing stress-free and happy neighborhoods.

4. Collaborate with municipality and with their support, identify and develop measures to train and motivate apartment caretakers, to make their own soil using kitchen waste collected from residents / tenants, dwelling in the same apartment.

5. Mobilize the collection of discarded sawdust (from sawmills) and animal dungs (form the animal markets) and use them in the conversion of sandy soils to high-yield fertile land.

6. Develop long-term plans and projects to strengthen local production of fruits and vegetables using the above strategies.

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