‘Organic Urban Farming, The Indian Way’ Book Out Now






Hello everyone. When I started this blog, my aim was to document and share my experiences of growing vegetables in containers on rooftop. One thing led to the other and soon I started training people in and around Bhubaneswar on growing their own. And soon enough I started getting a lot of request for training and guidance from all over India. As it was not possible to go everywhere and train people I considered doing it through video conferencing. But that did not seem to work out well. The next suggestion from some quarters was to create a video course, but after working … Continue reading “‘Organic Urban Farming, The Indian Way’ Book Out Now”

Taking Urban Farming to the Urban Poor






For those of us living in cities we enjoy service of a lot of people in our everyday lives. The services range from newspaper delivery, cleaning services to home maintenance and home cooking. And these people who make our lives easier don’t lead a easy life themselves. They live in the same cities as us where the cost of living is substantially higher than the countryside and their meager income does not help their cause. As a result their access to fresh and nutritious food is quite limited. Urban farming can be one of the solutions to this problem. To assess … Continue reading “Taking Urban Farming to the Urban Poor”

Update on Urban Farming Training






In April this month we announced our Summer Course on Urban Farming on facebook and got a overwhelming response. And our first course on Organic Urban Farming Training commenced in May 20017. Our course was designed with the following objectives. Sensitize participants on the problems with the food we eat today and the food and nutrition gap we are facing now. Make participants aware of all major aspects of Organic Urban Farming which are Choosing Containers and preparing them Preparing potting soil Choosing appropriate vegetables Preparation of organic fertilizer and soil conditioners Composting and recycling techniques Water management Soil management … Continue reading “Update on Urban Farming Training”

Announcing Summer Course on Urban Farming






High pesticide residues, lack of essential nutrients, use of growth hormones, lack of fresh fruits and vegetables, GMO contamination and rising food prices are some of the reasons why people all around the world are taking to growing their own food at their homes and communities. With a very high population, depleting resources and climate change food and nutrition gap in India is growing at an alarming rate. To deal with this issue and to be future ready Urban Farming is fast becoming a necessity rather than a hobby. In states like Kerala govt is giving subsidies and encouraging people … Continue reading “Announcing Summer Course on Urban Farming”