LAHORE: In a bid to empower and enhance the livelihoods of rural communities, Hashoo Foundation on Monday organised a flower farming project in Sheikhupura, as it is an emerging business in the country.
The sector is also offering best option to enhance the income of the underprivileged.
Other than teaching the participants how to arrange the dahlia flowers, the workshop also featured a display of fresh flowers.
At the workshop that was attended by renowned florists, civil society members and officials of the Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore, Regional Programme Manager Shafaat Gillani introduced the audience to the projects being implemented by the Hashoo Foundation and conveyed the commitment of Country Director Ayesha Khan to eradicate poverty and create an inclusive society where common people would have power over their lives and would live with dignity.
He also offered a vote of thanks to the participants.
Nausheen Sarfaraz, who hosted the workshop at her residence, welcomed the participants and shared the purpose and importance of the workshop. She explained the designs and different methods of flower preservation and stressed the usage of dry plant cuts and wood rods in establishing flower frames. She also familiarised the participants with the modern-day techniques of arrangements and also invited the participants to visit the garden for display of ideas in the field.
Nasir Saeed Sakhi stressed the importance of cash crop farming and creation of employment by the agriculture sector. He also mentioned the foundation’s vision in creating equal opportunity for the marginalized members of the society and creating a stronger bond of small farmers with corporate business for sustainability.