Ghetto Green

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”

Ghetto green was a plantation project which was organized by the Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya with the objective of creating value for its beneficiaries. It was held on the 17th of March 2017 at Wedamulla Maha Vidyalaya, with enormous support from the students and teachers of the school. The main theme of this project was to use waste materials such as water bottles, plastic soft drink bottles, bamboo trunks and coconut husks to foster plants.

Most of the plants were donated by the board members and club members and the rest were purchased from a plant nursery under reasonable prices. Waste materials were collected from the neighborhoods and homes of club members who actively supported the project by collecting them. Pre-preparations for the project were done on the 16th of March 2017 at the university premises and bottles were converted into pots where plants can be grown. Bamboo trunks were cut, polished and nicely made in order to plant the plants.

On the day of the project plants were planted in bottles, bamboo trunks and in coconut husks. Some plants were hung up in the school while some were kept in the ground. A fence was created in order to give protection for the plants. Apart from that some plants were planted on the ground itself. The orchid flowers were planted in coconut husks and they were tied to a massive tree. It was nearing dusk when the project was concluded and the scenery was quite satisfying.

The teacher-in-charge of the project was very pleased with the effort everybody had put in making the school property beautiful. She appreciated our hard work and encouraged us to do more such activities in the future.

Written by : Rtr. Hoshin De Silva

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