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Meet DSF Green Thumb, Neshali!

Neshali Like most graduates, I sent my resume to every speakable and unspeakable place in hopes of finding a job. Doha, Qatar found me and that is where I spent a year teaching at a Canadian international school. Doha, Qatar: the desert. It was a beautiful experience of camels, heat, call to prayers, and the best falafel I have ever had. But there were also major frustrations as recycling is pretty much non-existent (a few months before I left I finally found a place that would recycle paper!) and major issues existed and were ignored when it came to the environment. This provided me with a greater appreciation for Canada and all its beautiful green (never will I take for granted the simple act of laying on the grass). Though we definitely have our own problems in Canada when it comes to the way we treat our environment, I really do feel that there is sense of admiration for our surroundings and a drive to create change. Now back in Alberta, I want to put this appreciation to the test and try, for the first time, to have a green thumb that not only works, but works to create an eco-friendly garden. Here goes!

Comments (4)

Yay! That's great to hear!

Neshali replied to Heather | June 5, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Hi Neshali!

Welcome to our band of Green Thumbs! We look forward to sharing and learning with, and from you!

Sherry & Terry

Sherry & Terry | May 27, 2009 at 1:49 PM

I am pleased to tell you, Qatar has started recycling plastic this year too! Good luck with your garden. I look forward to laying on some green grass soon.

Heather | May 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Hi Neshali.
Gardening is something I like to do. To eliminate some of the work, grow healthy plants & do the environment a favour all at the same time, MULCH. This you do by adding grass clippings, straw & shedded paper (black ink only)around your plants. This prevents weeds, keeps the soil moist & gradually adds humus to the soil. Humus adds nutrients & keeps the soil loose. Happy Gardening


Carol | May 22, 2009 at 7:01 AM