Bhumi Pednekar is an environmentally conscious actress who wants to promote the idea of sustainable living and advocates the issue of climate change. Due to the Coronavirus crisis in our country, India is in lockdown mode and Bhoomi decided to learn the science of hydroponics farming with his mother Sumitra Pednekar.
Bhumi and Sumitra have always wanted to build a garden for the table concept of sustainable lifestyles and it seems that their dream is going to succeed.
Bhumi Pednekar reveals, “My mother and I have always wanted a hydroponics garden of our own where we grow our own vegetables and have a completely sustainable lifestyle. We wanted a garden for the table lifestyle at home and both of us are happy with the progress being made.”
This versatile actress is the brains behind her much appreciated online and offline initiative ‘Climate Warrior’, through which she is raising awareness on how citizens of India can contribute towards protecting the climate.
She adds, “In this quarantine I have found time to learn the science of hydroponics and understand what the essence of conservation of the environment can really mean.” I am working closely with my mom during this time. I am proud that our gardens can now produce food for two days of the week! I have tried to be close to nature during the lockdown and it made me realize that we as a community can become completely self-sufficient and do our best to protect it.
The science of soilless horticulture is called Hydroponics. It is basically to grow healthy plants without the use of a conventional soil medium using a mineral rich water solution such as a nutrient. A plant needs only select nutrients, some water and sunlight to grow. This type of farming has reduced the use of chemicals and is a great way to reduce soil pollution.