Zahra Ali

A freelance writer, gardening teacher and environmentalist. She has been spreading the message of natural living through her blog 'Crops in Pots' since 2008

Learning to grow paradise from a seed

Vacations are coming to an end and that means another year of productive farming can begin! Teaching gardening to young people is rewarding on many levels.The best part is that you get paid to practice your hobby. I can proudly say that I belong to a team that are the pioneers of teaching gardening at the school level. It was the combined effort of Ms Sabrina Dawood and Mr Tofiq Pasha Mooraj to introduce gardening as a subject and to spread the awareness about the environment.  For me, it was a dream come true! Dawood Public School took this initiative last year in July, and now ...

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Have you met the sun today?

There is no eye that doesn’t find serenity in floating clouds, tranquility in shimmering water, and brilliance in the moon light. Nature is the only thing that will fill your heart with contentment and your spirit with peace. Stop and take a look around. There is nothing like walking bare foot on the moist grass, soaking oneself in the rain or sitting under the shade of a neem tree. When was the last time you did any of these things? Sometimes I like to close my eyes and listen to the melody of nature. As the song of the sparrow mixes with the breeze I can ...

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