Intipanta meet at Lamakaan


Stirring out of home from this corner of Hyderabad is a task that requires planning and hurrying up. Many a time I miss meetings due to various adjustment troubles , but today I made it hey…For the Intipanta meeting, organised by an efficient group of Terrace Gardeners , who were thoughtful to include warmth and friendship in to the group.

I have the habit of comparing our group meetings to the OTG meets of Bangalore, where the knowledge and the drive of the gardeners used to amaze me. Now, I found the same spirit of participation and sharing in this meeting from all those amazing young people who are doing their best to make Hyderabad rooftops, a food factory. May the tribe increase and attract more bees and butterflies to Hyderabad skies.

The venue was at the open space in Lamakaan which was convenient,making it easier for many. Though I missed our usual crowd, except a handful of the old group,it was heartening to see that handful taking active part.( Sundeepgaru, Prakashgaru). The pleasant surprise was that he gathering consisted mostly of  young garden enthusiasts,readily  sharing the pains and pleasures of the organic gardening experience.

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The energy of the chief organizer was behind the smooth functioning of the meet(Ms.V). She and her group of volunteers did a good job , conducting , getting people to interact, arrange the seed swap and sapling distribution.  I noticed that for the first time, they had organised sapling exchange which was booked in advance. I saw Ivy Gourd saplings, betal leaves, cinnamon. scent jasmine (dilli malli) , turmeric, banana, kanakambaram , chrysanthemums piled under the tree! All those in charge of the seed exchange, were busy throughout, I barely got to know them.Next time may be.

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The power point presentation was lapped up by budding gardeners, and the presenter requested for interaction whenever possible. The concept of containers , vertical gardening and use of oil cakes were touched upon.

The demo on compost was simple and encouraging. I am sure those who did not think of recycling kitchen waste are pepped up to start immediately. Availability in Hyderabad at affordable prices, can make many balconies the place for those pretty kambhas.

The speaker from Agriculture Department , explaining about the Bio fertilizers,made it in easy jargons and dispelled the doubts about organic ametuar gardeners using stuff like azospirillum azotobacter and PSB. She offered her help for anyone requesting advice, thus making it easier to access materials like top class Vermi compost, neem cake and accessories all from NIRD, and AGri Dept, Rajendranagar. More on that can be sourced in the Facebook group.

There were expert organic gardeners who have offered to advice on the issues , anytime, through Facebook discussions. (Mr.Z). (Ms.Sh). Hope more Hyderabadis will join the group and avail their expertise.14.09.14 02514.09.14 025

There were many more enthusiasts , whom I know only by name, but could not interact. Maybe next time , a meet will be held in a big garden where discussions and bonding takes place.

I could collect the lily plant from Ms.S at last. 🙂 What a nice person she is, keeps distributing lovely seedlings to anyone who wants it. Interacting with her was an eyeopener. I also got a gift of small “pencil Dondakaya” sapling from Ms.SG, another lovely person and avid gardener. Hope to live upto their expectations by tending their saplings with care.

It was a great meet, thanks to the organisers, hopes to see many more in future.


P.S. I could not post the names directly, but you all will understand. If there is any problem with photographs kindly indicate in the comments.





About gardenerat60

As you guessed, I am a retired executive, looking for hobbies. Stumbled into gardening after reading blogs. Always wanted to use eco-friendly items in daily life. So, there was no heistation in deciding to put the vast terrace balcony to use for organic garden.
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36 Responses to Intipanta meet at Lamakaan

  1. One of those events that you curse yourself to not attend…. 😦

  2. Gita Sharma says:

    Hai pattu Like to become a member of this group. I too have a terrace garden. Have about 30 varieties of Mandara’s /chamanthi/, lilliies/ lotus/ kanakambarams some veg & fruits You are welcome to visit me on any evenings it may get dark and you may not enjoy .I stay at phone number is 98481 26618. You may call an come over . I am attaching some pics but if you are on wats app its easies so do share the number if you feel like. May be navratri time is good as you may also take vethala pak regards gita

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Gita. You are so near the venue,you might have come and shared your expertise with the members. Next time , I will post the meeting details in advance, so that we all can share our thoughts.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Gita, please visit Facebook intipanta Organic kitchen gardening group.

      • gardenerat60 says:

        Gita I am not sure whether you saw this..

        “Registration mandatory to attend the G2G workshop. Please Register with Upendra Sri Sainath 9966376481. Note: It is absolutely Free. There is no fee.”Please attend the 28th Sep (Sun) workshop at 92, Aparna County, Miyapur X roads. A number of avid gardeners would be meeting where you can get a lot of seeds from this generous breed. The gardening meet is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please contact Upendra Sri Sainath 9966376481 and register.

  3. Jayanthi Vijayendran says:

    Hello Pattu, good to read your writeup about Intipanta Meet. So nice to hear that there are many terrace gardeners here in Hyd. Please let me have the contact details of this Intipanta group, as I wish to attend the meetings and exchange some plants too.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Sure Jayanthi. There are about 5000 members. Pl.visit Facebook ‘Intipanta-Organic kitchen gardening and join.

      • gardenerat60 says:

        Please attend the 28th Sep (Sun) workshop at 92, Aparna County, Miyapur X roads. A number of avid gardeners would be meeting where you can get a lot of seeds from this generous breed. The gardenening meet is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please contact Upendra Sri Sainath 9966376481 and register.

  4. namitasunder says:

    I can imagine that it was a great and fruitful meet.such interactions are always encouraging and inspiring.This issue of adding green is very important

  5. Jeevan says:

    Seems Hyderabad progressing great on terrace gardening front! Hope it was very useful sharing as a group and walks from many gardeners.

  6. rajagopala rao v says:

    i am following your blog madam. i am from vijayawada. Please inform me about this type of meetingmeetings i want to attend madam.
    raja gopal

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks Rajagopala rao garu. Intipanta google groups – you can join by using gmail. There are many from Vijayawada too. It will be good to meet you next time.

  7. A.D!! says:

    So happy to see your post after quite sometime 😀 I was just looking to see if there have been any updates on the blog 😀
    Also, I’d love to get some tips from you. I’m a completeee beginner and would like to just start off with what I can. May be like a tomato or something in the tiny apartment balcony 🙂 😀 Where do i start from?

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Thanks AD. Living in Florida is the best climate I suppose for growing anything. What with stuff available off the shelves, in WalMart or other stores, and no dearth of knowledge about gardening in the US, it will be a pleasurable cake walk for you. Go ahead, scout the stuff and enjoy.

  8. Chandru says:

    Wow Greenary..!!!, Specially when there is organiser and we get to know learn lot of things and we can make perfect beautify of our entire garden. and maintaining will be a part of everyones daily life.. Great Post worth reading it.. also a very usefull post for garden architects & Landscaping designers

  9. chollukireen says:

    படிக்க விஷயங்கள் அறிய மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருந்தது. எனக்குக் கிடைத்த அவார்டை உங்களுடனும் பங்கு கொள்கிறேன். உங்கள் பதிவில் வெளியிட்டு மேலும் உங்களுக்குப் பிடித்த 5 தளங்களுக்கு இந்த விருதைப் பகிர்ந்தளிக்கலாம்.
    chollukireen பார்க்கவும். எனக்குப் பிடித்த பதிவர் நீங்களும்.அன்புடன்

  10. Rekha says:

    I love reading your blog and every now and then visit you for updates, am also from Hyderabad and I love greenery and gardening, but with limited space in apartments, balcony is the place for gardening for me. Please can you tell me from where I can get medicinal plant saplings? I want turmeric and other saplings. If possible mail me at
    have good day!

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Lovely to meet you through my blog Rekha. I will get back to you on medicinal plants. Pl. also join “intipanta organic kitchen gardening ” group in Facebook. You will get loads of info from good friends, and can bounce ideas.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Central Institute Of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

      +(91)-40-27200272, 27201131 | More…
      Cimap Field Station, Near Malika Arjuna Temple, Boduppal, Hyderabad – 500039

  11. Nisha says:

    I wish I could attend such functions regularly… so simple and tells us that even if you don’t have much space, it is impossible. 🙂

  12. Sarmistha says:

    looking for a kitchen garden expert in hyderabad, India for conducting educational sessions. In case any of you is interested or you already know anyone please touch base with me asap. you can pm me.. Thanks…

  13. Niya Sharma says:

    Your blog seems interesting. I do have a similar website relating Organic Vegetables

  14. arcot says:

    namasthe im in west marredpally,intrstd for roof gardening want to be part of ur group to learn gardening.

  15. Kirani says:

    I would like to join in this group as I have a terious garden in which I am planning to grow vegetables… I made six boxes each box sizes 4ft by 6 ft and depth of each box is 16 inch (more than a feet) done the water proofing. I need some export advises

  16. arati says:

    missing your posts! how are your plants ? 🙂

  17. Shalini says:

    I would love to be a part of such wonderful group and learn about gardening. I stay in sainikpuri and always interested in gardening.

    • gardenerat60 says:

      Please join Intipanta korganic terrace garden group in Facebook. We have many meets. one is there in Yousufguda community hall on 29th May 10

  18. I really appreciate your writing. Awesome blog, I’m also a beginner ( and want to deliver some gardening tips.

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