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A tete-a-tete with plants

DNMUM415861 | 6/10/2018 | Author : Heena Khandelwal | WC :619

Heena Khandelwal joins a landscape designer on a walk that involves foraging for edible plants by the road
JUST BEFORE MONDAY
The prospect of travelling 30 km to participate in a walk at 7 am would not, generally, enthuse me. But this was something novel - a chance to accompany Delhi-based landscape designer Kush Sethi on his ‘Garden to Table’ walk in which he forages through Lodhi Garden, looking for edible plants and herbs, and then turns them into a meal.
The walk begins at the herb garden inside Lodhi Garden where Sethi introduces participants to familiar herbs like basil and ajwain, as well as lesser known species like ‘nuni’, a tiny succulent. As he walks, Sethi rubs a leaf between his fingers or a seed on his palm, noting the smell, colour, or taste, encouraging participants to do the same. He stresses the importance of noting where a pla
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