Manasa makes use of old roof tiles to grow flowers and vegetables on terrace
Kasaragod: Old roof tiles are not useless any longer. Manasa, a student in the district, has made flowerpots using these old tiles. Manasa Sinosh Kumar is a Grow Green Seed club member at Kuttamath Government Higher Secondary School. Apart from flowers, Manasa grows vegetables and black pepper vines as well.
She did not have enough space in her house to grow vegetables. That is how she thought of starting terrace farming. She made the pots by placing 4 pieces of tiles vertically and used cement underneath to hold them together. She also made a few holes at the bottom using papaya stems in order to enable the leakage of extra water in the pot.
Manasa is also an SPC member in the school. Her father TM Sinosh Kumar is an expatriate. Her mother PV Mini and sister Sana help Manasa in her endeavour.