Malnad Mela in Bangalore

by AdarshRao on Feb 24, 2010      Category: Environment Tags: conservation biodiversity fresh vegetables mela

Malnad Mela is a celebration of produce and local art from the Western Ghats.

Explore the importance of seed biodiversity and supporting conservation oriented livelihoods that seek to preserve and enhance age-old practices. Take home traditional seed varieties and enjoy fresh vegetables from your very own home garden.

Date: February 27-28, 2010 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

 Venue: 4, Ashley Road, Off Brunton Rd (behind Hotel Ajantha on M.G. Rd), Bangalore: 560025

Some of the produce and products from the forest home gardens this year include indigenous seeds

wild forest foods

traditional snacks and preserves

spices

 honey

 dairy and poultry products

 kokam butter balm

mud paintings

vegetable hair dyes

hand-sewn patchwork pieces

 yoga mats

soap-nut scrub

natural incense

 areca leaf plates

 seed jewellery

 herbal oils

seed murals

natural insect repellents ……and more.

Mela will also have products from the Concerned for Working Children (CWC), Kundapur and Himjoli, Himalayas.

"This last year has been ecologically eventful with wayward weather (blame it all on climate change we are told!), failing crops, rising food prices, insane development plans, and the threat of having Bt Brinjal seeds on the market (fortunately thwarted for the moment thanks to people’s pressure). The hope is that Malnad Mela's modest effort will help with seeking saner alternatives and pro-active responses to the current dismal state of affairs. "

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