A major accident made it difficult for him to walk. But it didn’t stop him from ‘painting’ the town green!
Former Mumbai resident, George Remedios is creating food forests with saplings of papayas, guava, pomegranates, bananas, mangoes, drumsticks and more, while also helping communities like the tribals of Yeoor hills benefit from the harvest.
In a limited space of just 13 feet by 145 feet, a forest of mangoes, coconut, papayas, guavas, pomegranates, bananas, Indian jujubes and more is thriving in the city of Mumbai.
This is just one of the 10 such ‘food forests’ planted across the city. Here, along with the greenery you see monkeys, squirrels, birds and bees that come to feed on the fruits and flowers.
Planting diverse edible plants in limited spaces is an art that George Remedios has perfected over the years. “Food forests have multiple layers and take years to create,” he says.
Today, these forests can be found in Kalina, Powai, Bandra, Byculla, South Mumbai, Panvel and in Yeoor Hills, Thane.