VR Celebrating World Environment All Weekend

World Environment Weekend June 4th-5th 2016

June 5th is World Environment Day and to celebrate, A Green Venture has curated an all weekend sustainable living festival at VR Bengaluru Mall in Whitefield. Dubbed VR Green, the festival will run from 12pm-9pm on June 4th and 5th and revolve around the theme ‘Relevance of Sustainable Living’.

Along with eating delicious food, the festival will showcase the ease and benefits of living greener and more sustainable lives in our cities. At the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet farmers learn about organic produce, talk to sustainability experts, participate in interactive workshops, a
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Living in an ever crowded and congested metropolis like Bangalore, our interactions with food, gardening and waste can seem limited, if not predetermined. So, if you have ever wondered about upcycling and vertical gardening, or have wanted more choice about the quality of your food and where it comes from, then VR Green is the event for you.
Our farm to fork platform is set up to enable consumers to connect with their food, question and learn about what’s on their plate, where it came from and how it got there.

Festival participants can go on a food journey, beginning at a model farm, moving through to an authentic farmer’s market where fresh produce can be bought and growers can be met, and then to a cafe section where delicious and healthy food can be eaten and demonstrations by chefs will be performed.

The garbage to garden platform is a doable waste management solution, which demonstrates how household waste can be transformed into a creative garden or urban farm.

Festival participantBlog pic 2s can participate in workshops and talks on waste segregation, composting and kitchen gardening, before moving onto upcycling activities and the interactive vertical garden installation. The vertical garden has been constructed out of recyclable and upcycled materials, and will give festival participants the opportunity to plant a seedling of their own.

Festival details are listed below, including highlights of our farm to fork and garbage to garden platforms. If you would like to know more, or you are interested in volunteering with A Green Venture at the event, send a     message to a.green.venture101@gmail.com.

Meet the Farmers at ‘Farm to Fork’: Culinary Tree, Dragonfly Organic Farms, OrgoBliss, Healthy Buddha, Jivabhumi, Timbaktu Organics, Akshayakalpa, Eco Login, Buffalo Back

Composting and Gardening: Daily Dump, My Dream Garden, Door Plants, Purna Organics I Grow, EasyGro

Upcycling/ Recycling: Joy at Work, ABCD, Wellpaper

Sustainable Fashion: Ziveli, Eco Essence

Solar: Impeccable Innovation

Personal/ Skin Care: Eco Femme, Bumberry, Krya, Signature Handmade

Hot Food: Souvee, Two to Tango

Where: VR Bengaluru, ITPL main road, Whitefield (next to Phoenix Market City)
When: Saturday 4 June 2016, 12pm-9pm & Sunday 5 June 2016, 12pm-9pm
Cost: Entry to this event is free
Tickets: No tickets are required

Join the experience on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/277985405870863/

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Indulge In Eco-Living – Schedule for activities/ interactions and workshops taking place:

June 4th – Saturday

All Day :
Demonstration and DIY on waste management by Whitefield Rising
Planting “VR Living” vertical garden
Upcycling workshop by Wellpaper Auroville
Natural candle making by Rameet of Meehrr Candlemaking

2pm – 4pm
Storytelling by Priya Muthukumar from Storipur
Talk on Lakes, Nature in my backyard, urban environment – Whitefield Rising
Demonstration on Millet cooking Smruti Shetty

4pm- 6pm
Storytelling on Sustainable Fashion by Hansika and Priya from EcoFolk
Talk about Urban Farming Being a weekend farmer – Srinivas
Bangalore Heritage Explanation and walk by Arjun Bhat of Travspire
Demonstration on Millet cooking Smruti Shetty Timbaktu Organics

6pm – 8pm
Talk on Upcycling and Recycling by Devika Krishnan from Joy at work
Demonstration on Starting your Kitchen Garden by Chandrashekar
Talk on Natural and Organic Farming by an urban farmer by Laxminarayan

Register here: https://goo.gl/3DXeH9

June 5th – Sunday

All Day :
Demonstration and DIY on waste management by Whitefield Rising
Planting “VR Living” vertical garden
Upcycling workshop by Wellpaper Auroville

12.30m – 3 pm
Demonstration on Starting your Kitchen Garden by Chandrashekar
Talk on Organic Farming and alternative by Vishala
Talk on making the organic switch by Laxminarayan
Demonstration on Millet cooking Smruti Shetty Timbaktu Organics

3pm – 6 pm
Sketching with Charcoal by Nidhi Agarwal
Talk on Lakes, Nature in my backyard, urban environment – Whitefield Rising
Photostory sharing by Priya Muthukumar from Storipur
Composting Talks By Daily Dump
Gardening workshop by Dr. Rajendra Hegde (OFYT)
Bangalore Heritage Explanation and walk by Arjun Bhat of Travspire

6pm – 8pm
Street performance by Thalavattam, using musical instruments made with upcycled materials, ending this weekend on a bright green note!
Awards Ceremony recognizing Green-Evangelists in Bangalore.

Register your sessions here: https://goo.gl/3DXeH9

By Elise Wood

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