The house has a whopping 1500 square feet of open green space used to grow vegetables and flowers like spinach, drumsticks, brinjal, okra etc. along with other conventional and seasonal flowering plants.
The Good Earth community home at Kengeri.
The family of four enjoys an organic lifestyle where they try to consume organic food as much as possible. They also segregate their waste which is used to prepare compost at the community level. Apart from the community level engagement, Ganapathy’s wife Deepa does composting individually using a khamba supplied by Daily Dump. The family does not buy any bottled water and tries to live a “green” life as much as it is practically possible.
What green means to me
“Green to me means a value system that you live by, where you are eco sensitive and establish a connection between you and nature. Respect that connection and try to minimize your consumption.”
Good Earth is at Boulevard 15, Good Earth Orchard, Dodabelle Road, Kengeri, Off Mysore Road, Bangalore- 560060.
Bangalore’s greenest homes is a series on beautiful homes that have been built on strong sustainability principles – from natural building materials to efficient light and space design, water harvesting, off-the-grid energy energy, eco-friendly decor and furniture. And a lifestyle for the residents where less has meant a lot more. As on thealternative.in
Shreya Pareek is a development journalist who is passionate about grassroot change and sustainable living.
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