Garden on top

Md Rezaul Karim By Md Rezaul Karim, 31st Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3rlbv61r/
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When we do not have enough space on the ground - sky is the option, where we can still grow vegetables and fruits for our daily needs.

On the top gardening

Roof top gardening

Gardening on roof top a solution towards green house gas emission or Co2 that added to the global warming and consequently effecting the overall environment of the earth. Fifty thousand tons of CO2 per day could be saved from emitting, if 25% of houses are under gardening scheme in Dhaka alone. The problem began when sun light comes to this earth the concrete and rods absorb more heat of the sun in day time, and release at the time after sun set, or at night. The roof top gardening makes the environment green, in a way that the plants absorb. Plants make food out of the sun light and control completely the CO2. Secondly, it emits oxygen that is acutely benefits the earth and its livelihood.

The population boom in the country, made the residential problems more acute than anytime before. Dilemma is the sustainable solution of the residential problems not harming the environment and ecology. Doing so, one has to remember that we will live happily, economically and environmentally friendly.
Saying that economical, if kitchen gardening could be done on roof top, say 500 sq feet area, fifty families or more could live on it, saving thousands in consuming fresh, organic vegetables, that could turn out to be pretty beneficial for health. Not only that the surpluses could be cashed by selling out in the market. On the other hand, the country is losing agricultural land at a rate of 2 or 2.5% depending on different locations and residential needs, which swarms the real estate development firms to pour in and start building housing projects.

That’s why Bangladesh is losing the optimum volume of areas, due to grabbing of lands due to financial implications. A country or town required to have 25% green forest areas to have sustainable habitats. But we have only 5% or less in our urban and rural areas. This loss of green lands could be adjusted by the green roof gardens that would simultaneously provide fresh vegetables sources, flowers to make our hearts happy, less carbon emission or mitigating the green house affects and economic benefits.

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Garden, Health, Kitchen Garden, Land No Need, Roof, Sky, Top, Vegetables

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
I am a teacher engaged with the Southern University Bangladesh. I Like to use my spare time by writing and reading. I take it as a fun and source of inspiration in pursuing knowledge.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
31st Dec 2012 (#)

I believe solar panels too should be installed on rooftops and thereby demand on public grid for electricity can be reduced; another way to reduce carbon emission through green technology. With improved battery technology, it should become more viable. Thanks Karim - siva

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
1st Jan 2013 (#)

Problem is Government is thinking about how to make money out of these solar programs! If they are satisfied, solar boom will happen in and around. Thank you again Siva ji. Happy New Year

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author avatar M G Singh
31st Dec 2012 (#)

Timely article highlighting an important point

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
1st Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks Madanji. Happy New Year too..

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author avatar Buzz
31st Dec 2012 (#)

Well done, Professor. Happy New Year!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
1st Jan 2013 (#)

Happy New Year Buzz. Have a nice time ahead.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
31st Dec 2012 (#)

Wonderful idea....beautiful-sky gardens...:0)!!!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
1st Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks Dear Delicia for your comments.

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author avatar DuitByJames
1st Jan 2013 (#)

Good post Rezaul Karim, hopefully the overall gain will be recognized.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
2nd Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you Duitbyjames for your kind comments.

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author avatar Retired
15th Jun 2013 (#)

It is time to focus on this type of gardening.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
15th Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you brother Rajan for your comments..

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