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Workshop on Innovative Ideas in Kitchen Gardening and Mushroom Cultivation
Workshop on Innovative Ideas in Kitchen Gardening and Mushroom Cultivation


LAHORE: (Wednesday, October 4, 2017): The Department of Botany organized a one day workshop on Innovative Ideas in Kitchen Gardening and Mushroom Cultivation. The Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab, Prof. Dr. Zaffar Moeen Nasar, was the Chief Guest while Additional Director General PHA, Ms. Naheed Gull Baloch was the Guest of Honor. The Chairperson, Prof. Dr. Firdaus-e-Bareen, Acting Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal Qazi, Faculty members from the Department of Botany, GCU Lahore, Township College, Lahore, University of Education, Okara Campus and University of Gujrat along with a large number of students and participants were present on the occasion. Four Resource Persons shared their expertise on Kitchen Gardening and Mushroom Cultivation including Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Ali, Ms. Seema Khuled, Mr. Jawad Qadir, Dr. Atif Kamran and Dr Zahoor Ahmad Sajid. The recent trends of organic farming, out of season vegetables and fruits, rooftop gardening and vertical expansion of kitchen gardens were discussed along with cultivation of Oyster mushrooms, Button mushrooms and Milky mushrooms. There were two technical sessions and one hands-on training session well organized by the focal person Dr. Sheza Ayaz Khilji.