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Karnataka man’s unique garden preserves 500 types of herbal plants, some previously considered extinct

Shivamogga | ByAsian News International
Sep 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST

B.Venkatagiri wants to transfer the knowledge about herbal plants to the young generation.

A city-based environmentalist, B.Venkatagiri has exemplified his dedication and concern for environmental causes by planting and preserving about 500 herbal plants and creating an extensive garden at his house. The 73-year-old Venkatagiri has also travelled across Karnataka to teach the importance of herbal plants.

B.Venkatagiri planted and preserved close to 500 plants.(Twitter/@ANI)
B.Venkatagiri planted and preserved close to 500 plants.(Twitter/@ANI)

He has also collected over 1500 varieties of seeds, considered extinct. Sharing details of his achievement, Venkatagiri told ANI, “I did this as I have to transfer the knowledge to the young generation. I travelled across Karnataka and collected these breeds. I have created a religious method of growing herbal plants like Navagrahavana, Nandanavana, Nakshatravana, Pavitra Vana, Ashwini Vana with special plants mentioned in our sacred texts”, he added.

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Images of Venkatagiri and his unique garden were shared on Twitter too:

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He also visits schools and colleges for herbal plants exhibition to showcase his garden plants to the younger generation.

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