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oikos for ecological services

Feb 27, 2010, 3:24:56 AM2/27/10
March - 2010

Dear Nature Lovers,

Greetings from oikos !
March, spring time ! A wild relative of ‘Jai’, flowers in forests during early summer season adorning the clusters with its super white flowers. It can be easily used for beautification in gardens.
Ketaki & Manasi.

Scientific name: Jasminum malabaricum
Family: Oleaceae
A perennial, evergreen, large, woody climber commonly found in deciduous patches & forests in high rainfall areas like Kokan & Sahyadri. It grows in association with other vegetation like karwand, toran, regenerating trees, and climbs on trees in dense patches. Its white, fragrant flowers in bunches look very attractive. Dark violet coloured fruits are favoured by birds. The fruits, popularly known as gugharya, constitute one of the important articles of food. Fruits are eaten locally by frying and cooking.

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Few interesting happenings around you -

“Exhibition on Child education”
For those interested in child education, here is one such unique opportunity to know & see new trends in school education. Gram mangal, NGO working for Adivasi people & education for more than 25 years have organized an exhibition with the theme ‘New Education, New Direction’ during 28th Feb to 3rd March. Do visit this link to know more. You all are welcome to be a part of this new vision in education.

“Field botany course”
Maharashtra Association for Cultivation of Sciences (MACS) - Agharkar Research Institute and Nisargasevak are jointly organizing part-time “Certificate Course in Field Botany” for the fourth consecutive year. This course is for those who are interested in knowing about the plants around them. Interested people may contact Dr. Mandar Datar on email:
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