The Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal has set out to transform a vacant site into a modern adaptation of a traditional chowk, or town square. Dubbed Hariyo Chowk or “green square”, the project has served as a place to learn and share tips for urban greening and ways to create a socially sustainable future for Kathmandu for the past 8 months. The team has been working resourcefully with existing contributions, however now they need your help with a final round of fundraising for Hariyo Chowk. To support this fantastic initiative click on over to their Indiegogo campaign and donate today!
The Hariyo Chowk project has two goals – first, to become financially self-sustained within Kathmandu. The team plans to make this possible by selling plants and seed at markets, forging relationships with local organizations, and hosting affordable workshops, events, film screenings and even parties.
Second, the project seeks to make Kathmandu greener through guerrilla gardening, maintaining existing public green spaces, helping people start community gardens, and starting a seed bank and library of native plant knowledge.
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