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Saturday, 10 October 2009

A Breath Of Fresh Air

Remember this? I like most people fantasized about other jobs even as I plodded through my own day job. There are however people that do not stop with fantasies. They do not blog about their thoughts and actually manage to get something done.. Who would have thought it ??!!!

My Sunny Balcony is started by a group of 4 people in Bangalore. The garden city is being eaten up ever growing concrete monstrosities and a city that was once known for idyllic weather and lovely gardens is talked about most for its traffic jams. My Sunny Balcony brings a little bit of green into the ever shrinking homes of Bangalore dwellers. A simple idea with a heart. The group works on setting up a garden in whatever space is available in Bangalore apartments. If you have a little sunshine in any corner of your house it seems they can transform it into a green haven.

Lovely work. These are pictures of their latest work that I found on Facebook.


The folks at My Sunny Balcony have this to say

"MSB is a group of garden enthusiasts dedicated to creating customized landscapes for urban environments. Want a little sunshine, a little green and lots of frEE oxygen & frEE therapy?!call us!:)"


While I was trying to plowing and planting seeds on Farmville it is good to know there are some people hard at work making the world green. And nope I cannot be shamed into quitting Farmville.

17 comments:

Titaxy said...

how nice is that...

and the first couple of lines of this post...so true...so many of us just sit ard thinking it would be nice to do something different, etc...but v few actually go ahead and make the change...

Balaji Shankar said...

Atleast u r honing u'r skills in farmville! ;) Now when u make the transition, all that training is gonna pay off :D

Nu said...

Such a great job ! Amazing work..you are lucky ! :)

stringOfPearls said...

titaxy - very true.. They are really a great group.

Balaji - I don't think the transition is going to easy. I tried gardening this year and there is a lot of scope for improvement.

Nu - This is a project in Bangalore that MSB has taken up. Not my house :). I wish it was..

Suresh Kumar said...

A Nice initiative from MSB.

I had stayed at two different places in Bangalore for two years.... rented house and not a room and that too ground floor.... But no trees at all around.

The Ketchup Girl said...

you too? farmville??!! The farmer in me finally committed e-suicide :). ive read a lot about my sunny balcony on many design and interiors blog and think its a wonderful initiative.

Prathima Bhat said...

Ya... Ppl should become aware that bangalore city was once famous for its greenery...

My room's gallery looks similar to the pic in this post :)

stringOfPearls said...

TKG -> yep me too :). Though I am not proud of it ... does that make it any better?? And MSB sounds really lovely.
I am thinking of stealing on of their designs for my balcony come next year :).

Suresh Kumar- That is bangalore now. I used to go there for my summer vacations as a kid and it was truly a lovely green place..

Pratima - Thanks for visiting. If your room's gallery look anything this you are one lucky woman.

nishitak said...

That balcony looks great. I think I will check out their Facebook space and see what they have to offer. Would be nice to do something like that in our balcony.

stringOfPearls said...

You should. They sound great. And if you do manage to get something done.. pictures will follow??

Revs said...

Hey! Dont know how I got here. Could be via Titaxy(Ha! I am smart! I can easily point my fingers at her coz hers is the first comment here :D )Love the way you write.I think I can say this now that I've read your archives completely.Keep writing and I'll definitely come back :)

Cheers!

stringOfPearls said...

Revs - Thank you for the very kind words :). You made me happy.
Keep visiting

Miss M said...

Wow that is a beautiful balcony!

And farmville! Gosh! You too?!

Revs said...

{Knock} {Knock} We want a new post!

Yours loyally ;)
New Fan of Your Blog!

Vidya said...

Its very nice to hear about MSB. Lovely thought ! I will check it out in FB :)
welcome to FV, interesting na ! :)

Titaxy said...

awarded!

shobs said...

hey nish - do get your balcony done my MSB, my cousin (you've met him in icon) is one of the partners, and i know he's good with gardens!

sorry aps, a msg to someone else that too on your blog! keep 'em pearls smiling