Garden Geek Interview on Dawn

Yes you heard it right !!! Garden Geek Interview on Dawn. We had our interview done by journalist Mahnoor Bari in April 2020. Please see below link and excerpt from Dawn news. We will like to thank you all of our fans who admire our work and who were inspired by us. Thank you all.

Interview in Dawn News: https://images.dawn.com/news/1184972/urban-farming-is-the-future-of-healthy-living

Excerpt of our interview below:

Lahore-based software project manager Muhammad Khabbab has a similar story. Back in 2008, he first got into gardening because of rising tomato prices at the time. Apart from the standard vegetables and some dwarf fruit trees, he is now growing hundreds of plants on his rooftop and is also a collector of rare and exotic flowers — which can get tricky thanks to the fluctuating exchange rate and import restrictions.

Like Ali, he too created a community when he could not find one.

Picture courtesy Muhammad Khabbab
Picture courtesy Muhammad Khabbab

An active member of international gardening forums like Dave’s Garden and Houzz, Khabbab started a blog, discussion board and an online store selling local and exotic bulbs, seeds and plants. His forum, Gardening Pakistan, often organises workshops and he makes sure to attend workshops run by others in the city.

“I always learn a thing or two whenever I attend a workshop,” says Khabbab. “When you meet with other gardeners who see things from another perspective, then you get to know many new ideas and many solutions which you did not know in the first place. Learning is a process which never stops.”

But for the urban gardening community, the learning is not all online.

Picture courtesy Muhammad Khabbab
Picture courtesy Muhammad Khabbab

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